Archives for: March 2008

2008-03-18

17th afternoon

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Even though it was dull and heavily overcast yet again - We spent a few very busy hours at Badaan this afternoon - Wheatear galor with a few warblers thrown for our delight. We trapped ten birds of six species - Isaballine, Desert, and Pied Wheatear, Stonechat, Eastern Orphean Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Water Pipit. No sign yet of Willow Warblers but seen were more Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat Hoopoe, Blackcaps, loads of Yellow Wagtails and large numbers of House Martins along with the wintering regulars. Reports of Redstarts and large flocks of Short-toed larks and even a Dupont's Lark from E Saudi made up the weeks effort.

Eastern Orphean Warbler
Orphean Warbler

Orphean Warbler

Orphean Warbler

Orphean Warbler

Stonechat
Stonechat

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2008-03-16

Slow and a little short of Numbers

Permalink 08:57:39 pm, Categories: additional photos  

The weather continues to plague our efforts however we did manage to ring a few choice species.


Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

Black-eared Wheatear

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2008-03-15

Weather wise its gone yucky again

Permalink 01:40:06 am, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

Another Shamal and sand and dust everywhere with visibility down to 200mts yet again
First bird up today this Pied Wheatear but note the tail markings


Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Desert Lesser Whitethroat

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2008-03-07

Interesting day - a good mix

Permalink 08:11:50 pm, Categories: additional photos  

The bird of the day


Grasshopper Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler

Grasshopper Warbler

Northern Wheatear
Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear

Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Tawny Pipit

Tawny Pipit

Woodchat Shrike
Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Woodchat Shrike

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

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2008-03-02

a busy weekend with our traps

Permalink 07:57:16 pm, Categories: additional photos  

This weekend we concentrated our efforts in Saar with our target species Wheatears and Rock Thrush - we managed to catch a good number of Isabelline Wheatears with a few Desert and a single Pied, several more Rock Thrush and shrikes - the Kestrel was trapped in the desert and found to have a home made jessy still attached indicating it had at sometime, had a run in with the local village lads - the piece of string was removed from one leg and the bird was then ringed and released apparrently none the worse for its ordeal. The Stonechat (Badaan) was a loacl recapture having been ringed at the Farm during the course of the winter.

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Desert Wheatear

Desert Wheatear

Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Great Grey Shrike

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Kestrel
Kestrel

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Rock Thrush
Rock Thrush

Stone Chat
StoneChat

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