Lesser & Desert Lesser Whitethroat Complex

Permalink 10:47:19 am, Categories: Passerines  

We would be interested to here from any Ringers who have trapped handled or ringed any Lesser or Desert Lesser Whitethroats in the Middle East so that we can compare notes.

Lesser Whitethroats

See Additional Ringing Photos 30 Jan 2007



A strange looking bird

Permalink 06:40:39, Categories: Waterfowl  

This bird was recently photographed at some distance by Adrian Drummond-Hill in Dahrain SA on the 16-11-06 - we have had to enlarge it somewhat, hence the reduction in quality however it has not helped us identify the species -From a variety of respondants it has now been positively identified as a Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

have no idea

mail to: howardk@batelco.com.bh



Bishop - Weaver or what

Permalink 09:08:53, Categories: Passerines  

Photographed by Adrian Drummond-Hill at Badaan Farm on the 9th November
He has been told its a Yellow Crowned Bishop - I just don't know myself would love some comments from anybody familiar with African species

let me know what you think



Gull confusion

Permalink 10:42:59 am, Categories: Waders, gulls  
Here's another gull that's been causing some confusion. Over to you?.

See also 'Out and About with AJ'

ajdh@boltblue.com © Adrian Drummond-Hill



Exhausted Warbler

Permalink 07:59:20, Categories: Waders  

I received the following email and photograph from an old friend Ian Best this morning


This bird landed on Paul Kennerley's boat about midday yesterday and remained completely helpless and apparently tame ! Catherine handed it over to me - I kept it overnight and today - as texted - it seemed to make an amazing recovery - so was obviously exhausted !! Sorry pictures so bad - she was livening up fast by now !! Hopefully they are good enough to identify ? Have now released it into the garden as you suggested and it is now perched happily in one of the trees.


I have tentatively put it down as a Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus but as we all know ID from photographs has its own problems so I could be wrong - would welcome any comments -
But a nice story anyhow


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