Category: Bahrain Banding Project


Abdulla takes aver Ringing Project

Permalink 06:53:01, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

With the departure of Brendan back to Ireland Abdulla has taken over the ringing project.



Marsh Harrier Ringed

Permalink 08:37:53, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

Abdulla and I were at Hamalah experimental farm I was watching the birds, he was ringing Swallows using a tape lure on one occassion as he went to recovery some birds from the net up popped this Marsh Harrier attracted to the area by the tape lure. In no time at all we had baited a trap caught, ringed and released the individual; a first for the ringing project which with the departure of Brendan back to Ireland is now continued by Abdulla.

Marsh Harrier
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marsh harrier

marsh harrier

marsh harrier

marsh harrier
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Another Tern Recovery

Permalink 10:37:08, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

Professor B Kavanagh

05 October 2012

Dear Brendan

Here are the details of a recovery of one of your birds.

Species: Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis Scheme: GBT Ring no: DE64753

Ringing details
Age: 1 Sex: unknown Sex meth: - P.ringed: - P.alive: - Condition: -
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: - Act2: -

Ringing date: 22-Jun-2012
Reg code: --- Place code: SJARIM Site name: Al Jarim Island South, near Bahrain, Bahrain & Qatar
County code: AZ00 Grid ref: ------ Co-ords: 26deg 23min N 50deg 28min E
Hab1: J1 Hab2: --

Biometrics: Wing: -- mm. Weight: -- g. Time: --hrs


Ringer: B Kavanagh, 4736
Finding details
Ring not verified Age: - Sex: - Sex meth: -
Colour marks added: - Metal marks added: - Act1: - Act2:

Finding date: 10-Sep-2012
Reg code: --- Place code: --- Site name: Gholvad, Maharshtra, Maharashtra, India
County code: INBO Grid ref: Co-ords: 20deg 5min N 72deg 43min E
Hab1: -- Hab2:

Biometrics: Wing: -- mm. Weight: -- g. Time: --hrs

Finding condition: 1:01 Movement: WA
Dead Bird Found
Remarks: On tideline

Duration: 80 days Distance: 2376 km Direction: 108deg (ESE)
Finder: Divyesh Desai, 401702, India, e:

Reference 25092012WEB

BTO, The Nunnery, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 2PU. Tel 01842 750050 e: w:
Registered Charity No 216652 (England & Wales, SC039193 (Scotland) Registered in England and Wales No 357284


Tern Ringing on Al Jarim

Permalink 06:28:37, Categories: Bahrain Banding Project  

Summer Tern Ringing on Al Jarim



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.

Adult Little Ringed Plover at Refinery Wadi

Littel Ringed Plover chick before ringing

Two chicks in the hand after ringing
We also caught a nightjar west of Alba in the trees Abdulla has been ringing at for the past year.

This bird was oiled around the head and chest so we cleaned it up before release

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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