Archives for: 2008

01/09/08

Little Black Job

Permalink 09:47:01 am, Categories: Passerines, gulls  

Seen regularly at Badaan - now Identified as a Village Indigobird

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09/03/08

problematic small wader

Permalink 04:33:03 pm, Categories: Waders  

The conclusion is that this is in fact a little stint - probably a ssp that we are not used to

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Seen near Dur on the eastern shore of Bahrain in a small wadi being used to dump semi treated water - (smells a lot but the birds like it) as always when you get a problematic bird its always too far or badly placed in respect to the sun to get a good photo; this bird was both - just didn't look right for the usual little stint as seen around such pools - have ruled out the bigger sandpiper and Temmicks which it certainly isn't. The camera can lie but looking at the pics am at odds to possitively identify the bird.
THE PROBLEM BIRD

JUST FOR REFERENCE our normal model - Little Stint
Little Stint
same Little stint as above but keeping company with a Kentish
Little Stint

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29/01/08

what are these

Permalink 04:26:34 pm, Categories: Passerines  

Still under review - but we have some more information to hand now thanks to Hannu

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20/01/08

A lovely bird - but what is it?

Permalink 03:21:48 pm, Categories: Passerines  

ID CONFIRMED - Violet Turaco

We were late getting to Badaan this morning and were greeted by a group of eager farm workers who quickly pointed this stange fellow, out to us above one of the locations where we have a permanent ringing site. The workers told us it had arrived the evening before and had a very pleasant call. I only have a few African field guides here and the nearest thing to it I could find is a Violet Turaco - I might be barking up the wrong tree but think it is certainly closely related if that helps. We would love to here from anybody who can identify or confirm the species

unknown

unknown

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19/01/08

Warbler

Permalink 07:59:45 pm, Categories: Passerines  

This warbler was seen at Badaan Farm on the 18th - its certainly an early bird as most large Warbler types don't arrive until much later in the Year. If anybody has an ideas as to its ID we would like to hear from them - all these photos were taken in a matter of mins just after the bird had had a bath - I have more but these are the best

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

Warbler

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