With the ringing at a stand still due to the intense heat, I have had a little more time to bird watch. Interesting things are turning up now as the autumn migration is cranking up again. Below are a few shots of the weekend. I took a friend out with me on Saturday and we spotted an avocet, a new species for me though not for Bahrain.
This Egyptian nightjar was really suffering in the heat.
A lone dunlin still in breeding plumage
A group of Little stints (about 400 in total) with a Kentish plover for size comparison
A mixed group with Curlew sandpiper, Turnstone and Little stints