Category: additional photos

2012-05-20

Summer ringing

Permalink 10:35:17 pm, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

The migration season ended with a bang going from feast to famine overnight. We now turn our attention to summer breeding species including terns, Kentish Plovers and Bushchats. What a surprise I got yesterday when I went to the Refinery Wadi and saw a pair of breeding Little Ringed Plovers with two chicks! I immediately alerted Howard and arranged to return with Abdulla in the afternoon to ring the chicks. This is a first breeding record for Little Ringed Plover in Bahrain and it was really nice to ring the two chicks to boot.



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Adult Little Ringed Plover at Refinery Wadi
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Littel Ringed Plover chick before ringing
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Two chicks in the hand after ringing
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We also caught a nightjar west of Alba in the trees Abdulla has been ringing at for the past year.
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This bird was oiled around the head and chest so we cleaned it up before release
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A recently hatched Grey Francolin was also caught next to the net. It was far to small to ring but made a nice photograph
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2012-04-29

Alba Marsh continues to produce birds

Permalink 09:32:46 pm, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

We have continued to ring most weekends at Alba Marsh and some interesting birds keep turning up. The best bird to date was a retrap of a clamorous reed warbler ringed in Qatar (90 km away) and breeding in the marsh. The best new species however was a spotted crake ringed by myself just recently.


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Spotted Crake
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Isabelline Shrikes are coming through on mass at the moment.

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2012-04-19

Busy time for migration

Permalink 10:58:42 am, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

I have been away and also very busy since my return but Abdulla has been ringing almost daily. His favourite spot is a tiny copse of bushes in the desert west of Alba which seems to be a magnet for migrants. The area is no more than quarter of an acre with about 10 trees each no more than 10 feet tall. The centre has a perfect net ride for a 60 foot net. He rings me each day with the latest catch numbers. This tiny site has yielded over 300 birds over the past two spring seasons! Below are two shots of interesting catches.


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This double of White-throated robins was interesting, the male on the left being totally washed out compared to the one on the right. This year has been a great season for White-throated robins. We have caught 11 over the past few weeks.
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A hand full of Scops Owls is a sight to see and a challenge to hold! Three in one evening must be a record!

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2012-03-17

a few birds from the western shore

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Menetreis Warbler
Menetreis Warbler

Redstart
Redstart

Reed Warbler
Reed Warbler

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2012-03-10

Orphean Warblers are coming

Permalink 08:24:50 pm, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project, additional photos  

The migration is early this year and we are catching good numbers of chiffchaffs with the odd other species including menetries, Savi's and Eastern Orphean warblers.


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Eastern Orphean Warbler
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Northern wheatear

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