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2009-05-02

Temperature rising 43c today

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I met Adrian at the Chicken Farm at Hamalah in the afternoon he was parked up by the pond - on my way to join him I spotted this Caspian Plover in a small hollow - Adrian managed some better frontal shots after he moved to join me see O&About with AJ for those.

Caspian Plover

Caspian Plover

Before that I had been stuck in the sand at Buri - I had reversed up onto a small mound and got crested no wheels on the ground fortunately Brendan was on hand to pull me out - I had been reversing to get this picture of a Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher

I had spent most of the morning on the Maharraq shoreline - interesti ng for what was not seen rather than what I found - I didn't see a single Broad-billed Sandpiper Godwit Curlew Whimbrel or little Stint plus only one Western Reef Heron - The Herons are all on the breeding grounds elsewhere in Bahrain.

I did find a few small flocks of waders these are mainly Curlew Sandpiper with a few Dunlin mixed in.
Curlew Sandpiper

the only other substantial flock I found was this mixed flock of Sand Plovers
Greater and Lesser Sand Plovers
Greater and Lesser Sandplovers

Tentative ID - Greater Sandplover
Greater Sand  Plover

Lesser Sandplover
Lesser Sandplover

Lesser Crested Terns with White-cheeked in foreground
Lesser Crested Terns

White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked tern

White-cheeked tern

Saunders's Tern
Saunders's tern

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

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