Archives for: April 2007


A ringers view of Bahrain

Permalink 07:25:53 am, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Juan Carlos spent three weeks in Bahrain the 7th to 27th of April 2007. Although 90% of his time was spent tending nets he did manage to spot and photograph a few other species around the Island during his visit.

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Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis

Osprey Pandion haliaetus

Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus

 Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

 Palm Dove
Palm Dove Streptopelia senegalensis

 Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

Curlew Numenius arquata

Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Rufous Bush Chat
Rufous Bush Chat Cercotrichas galactotes

Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus

Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Little Grebe
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis

Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola

Great Crested Grebe
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus

mixed bag
At the chicken farm Hamalah

Snipe Gallinago gallinago

A few waders including Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus

Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber

Western Reef-Heron
Western Reef-Heron Egretta gularis

Great White Egret
Great White Egret Ardea alba

 Red Fody
Brendan with Red Fody Foudia madagascariensis



Breeding Little Tern Sterna albifrons

Permalink 14:23:10, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Little Tern Chick Sterna albifrons First proven breeding Record for Bahrain

Little Tern Sterna albifrons attendant Adult

The inland breeding site at Buhair Valley 26° 9'0.50"N 50°33'32.85"E

Kentish Plover nests & chicks are everywhere

Kentish Plover nest - note the half covered eggs

Two of a clutch of three ringed chicks found breeding at Badaan Farm




Permalink 10:56:12 am, Categories: Observation by Howard  

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