Post details: Not the best of weather for photography but lots of birds

2012-04-30

Not the best of weather for photography but lots of birds

Permalink 22:22:05, Categories: Observation by Howard, Admin - Howard King  

Dull murky weather kept the camera in the bag a lot of the time this last weekend but the time was well spent made particularly enjoyable by being able to take out a new resident Peter Liebrich on the Friday and a returning old friend Frank Gardner for a few hours on the Saturday. The highlight of the weekend had to be with Frank when we shared extremely close views of a pair of Hoopoe copulating in a tree immediately in front of us at Hamalah Farm. Not regarded as a breeding species here this was a surprising observation, one which is open to interpretation. Despite being so close I was unable to get a picture due to their location above the windscreen of the car.

Rufous Bushchat
Rufous Bushchat

Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

Moorhen
Moorhen

Kentish Plover chicks
Kentish chicks

Blackcap
Blackcap

Little Tern
Little Tern

Little Tern

The chicks and an egg (now hatched)
Little Tern

Northern Wheatear - I have seen more this year than in the whole of the last five
Northern Wheatear

Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear

Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike

White-cheeked Bulbul
White-cheeked Bulbul

Red-Vented Bulbul
Red-Vented Bulbul

Whinchat
Whinchat

Wood Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper

Sunset over Manama
sunset

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