Post details: A hot return

2009-04-27

A hot return

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Returned to Bahrain late on Friday I did manage a few hours out on Saturday afternoon - following on AJ'S advice I went to the Chicken farm at Dumistan - lot of birds there - the Collared Pratincoles in particular but viewing in the afternoon is difficult as you have to look straight into the sun however I did take a few pictures of varying quality

Male Namaqua Dove
Namaqua Dove
Lesser Short-toed Lark - have to thank JanJ on the bird forum for the ID on this fellow
Lesser Short-toed Lark
Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover
and chicks galore - lots of these little fellows around as well
Kentish Plover
Collared Pratincole
Collared Pratincole
not so many as AJ saw but nice all the same
Collared Pratincole
Ortolan Bunting - Still a few around -
Ortolan Bunting
Red-throated Pipit even more of these fellow remain
Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit
Rufous Bushchats - moving in and claiming territories ahead of breeding
Rufous Bushchats
Wood Sandpiper, a very long legged Little stint and Collared Dove
mixed
Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper
Cattle Egrets in full breeding plumage with male Ruff in the background
Cattle Egrets
Black-winged Stilt with Turnstones
Black-winged Stilts
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
On the way back into town I stopped off at Adhari the only birds of merit that I could get close to were these
Bee-eater on the wrong side of the bush
Bee-eater
Male Little Bittern hiding deep in the scrub overlooking the main drainage ditch
Little Bittern

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