Archives for: November 2007

2007-11-30

Friday 30th November 2007

Permalink 02:17:26 am, Categories: additional photos  

Not a hectic morning with only three birds ringed the only one photographed was this Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina


Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

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2007-11-17

A quiet but steady day

Permalink 09:01:21 am, Categories: additional photos  

Misty start to the day at 5.30am
Misty start to the day at 5.30am
We have been trying to net larks for some time now without success at Badaan Farm. A sting of four nets in various formations across the fields have yeild thus far other than Crested Larks not a single bird. We have tried tap lures but since the recordings originate in Europe in a different season they have proved ineffective. However the nets still catch other species today it was the turn of Namaqua Doves and Shrikes

Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

Namaqua Dove

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2007-11-07

Oh for daylight saving

Permalink 08:56:24, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

A short burst of energy is the best way to describe our efforts this afternoon at Badaan. With it getting dark so early we barely have an hour and a half of daylight left after work to catch anything. Never the less we managed a total of eight birds nearly nine if we count the Egyptian Nightjar we just missed using a hand net and stong light after dark. Pied Isabelline and Desert Wheatear Water and Red throated Pipit, Crested Lark and two Quail were the species ringed this afternoon.
I only took a few pictures as I forgot my flash unit.

looking at a female wheatear a puzzled Dr. Brendan Kavanagh
bkavanagh@rcsi-mub.com
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Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear
Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear
Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

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2007-11-04

A windy but productive day

Permalink 10:42:49 am, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

The weekend could have been easily a washout with a strong northerly wind generated by the presence of a tropical storm of the southern coast of Oman persisting through out.

On Friday we caught nothing in the nets so we tried our hand with spring traps baited with insect larva on the Jebel Dakhan in a forlorn hope of catching some of the numerous Mourning Wheatears wintering on its slopes. The birds were tempted but managed to take the larva with ease – we have to improve on our technique.

On Saturday the wind although still strong had dropped to a stiff breeze so we were able to sting two nets out across one of the crop circles in a bid to catch some of the numerous larks and pipits feeding in the area. This proved to be quite fruitful as we caught 9 Water and a Meadow Pipit. Despite the presence of a large number of Red-throated Pipits we failed to catch a single bird of this species as was the case with the Larks whose number included several Oriental (Small) Skylark, they never approached the netted area.

Nets in the trees yielded both White-cheeked and Red Vented Bulbul, but the best birds of the day have to go down to Abdullah who managed to catch a Kestrel and a Pied Wheatear using traps.

Kestrel
Kestrel

Kestrel

Kestrel
Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

Water Pipit

Water Pipit

Water Pipit

Water Pipit
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

Red-vented Bulbul

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