Post details: Didn't go or just got back - a question I can't answer


Didn't go or just got back - a question I can't answer

Permalink 21:00:41, Categories: Observation by Howard  

I spent the morning going around Maharraq on the high tide - I was surprised by the number and variety of waders that I found. I must have seen over fifty Greater Sand Plovers alone but beside the odd expected Grey Plover and Kentish I found Lesser Sand Plover, Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Turnstone and three Terek Sandpipers - Add to these Western Reef Heron, Saunders's and Little Terns, Lesser Crested and White-cheeked Terns - the shore line was pretty busy.

Starting with my favourite shot of the day = a family portrait of Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Lesser Sand Plover - almost showing a white collar
Lesser Sandplover

Lesser Sandplover with two Kentish for size comparison

Saunders's Tern
Saunders's Tern

Saunders's Tern

Little Tern starting with a youngster
Little Tern

Little Tern

Little Tern

Western Reef Heron - probably this years bird -
Western Reef Heron

Found what it was looking for
Western Reef Heron

Terek Sandpipers with Greater Sand Plovers - a picture taken straight into the early morning sun
Terek Sandpipers


Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper



No Comments for this post yet...

Comments are closed for this post.

You can now find me on twitter

Welcome To Hawar-Islands.Com

Home of the
Bahrain Bird Report
On line since 1994

Follow the links above and below to visit your area of interest.
There are many images on this website - most are bigger than normal but are however subject to the same copyright as on any other site. For educational use please contact us first via twitter For commercial use high resolution uncropped versions of these images and others not included here are available please see contacts on the various pages.

Site Navigation

Posts on this page

Bahrain Observations
Hypocolius Update
World Birds
Problems with ID


January 2019
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
<< <     
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      
older HTML Pages
Bahrain Bird Report
Ringing Projects
Seasonal Tables
Articles and News (Old)
Check Lists
Banding Project Details
Hawar Indicator Species
Falconry in Bahrain Photos
Photo Albums (Old)
Hawar Islands
Visiting Bahrain
Socotra Cormorants Articles
Dugong around Hawar
The Map Room
Large Gulls of M.E.(Old)
Eco Links
Kuwait Birding
O&B with AJ
Birding with Brendan

top fifty
free counters

view this weblog as RSS !
Valid XHTML 1.0!
Valid RSS!