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The weather has turned nasty again

Permalink 08:11:07 am, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Just when we were expecting to see lots of new arrivals the weather has contrived to dampen our expectation. Today we are faced with a strong shammal, a northerly wind that blows for 3 to 4 days currently in excess of 25 knots. Dust haze and overcast skys means that good obs are going to few and far between this weekend. So here are a few more of our regulars that have been around this winter.

Cattle Egret - now a very common wintering migrant
Cattle Egret

Desert Wheatear - the most commonly seen wintering wheatear.
Desert Wheatear

Little Stint and Kentish Plover - the later a common breeding species for both numbers supplemented by migrants in season
Little Stint and Kentish Plover

Temminck's Stint - frequents ditches and brackish water - a wintering migrant
Temminck's Stint

Little Stint and Temminck's Stint
Little Stint and Temminck's Stint

Little Stint and Temminck's Stint

Wood Sandpiper fequents brackish water and ditches not common but records in all months
Wood Sandpiper

Flamingo - hugh numbers winter around Bahrain but are availiable throughout the year

Greater Sand Plover regular throughout the year with large influxes during peek migrations time spring and autumn
Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greenshank - a regular seen throughout the year but more common in winter

Grey Francolin - introduced in the 80's has spread throughout Arabia.
Grey Francolin

Western Reef Heron - white morph in breeding plumage
Western Reef Heron


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