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2010-09-18

Autumn migration

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The summer is over. The terns are gathering to head off to the arabian sea and the wheatears are coming to Bahrain in numbers now. We put up three nets this morning for the first time since early July. Apart from a few dozen sparrows we got three White-cheeked Bulbuls, a Graceful Prinia and an adult Rufous Bush Chat which was in primary moult prior to migrating south for the winter.
The autumn migration is always quieter than the spring time but it is still worth putting up the nets. The main focus over the coming month is Swallows at dusk and Pipits in October as they roost on the ground.

There are plenty of Isabelline wheatears to be caught in traps.

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