Post details: The dust has returned with a vengance

2012-05-25

The dust has returned with a vengance

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Bad light stong winds but some interesting follow up on our breeding species
First the Little Ringed Plover who have breed this year for the first documented time in Bahrain - At the Diplomatic Wadi behind Riffa Airbase
Brendan has observed and then caught and ringed the two chicks last weekend (see Ringing page) - I returned to follow up - what a difference a week makes
First one of the Adults then one of the chicks
Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

While there watching the Plover I noted a Kentish Plover with three chicks amazingly one adult the female, had also been ringed - I assume from Brendens' efforts in previous seasons at the same site?
Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover
Kentish Chick
Kentish Chick

From Alba Marsh another slightly older chick
Kentish Chick

White-cheeked Terns are now common on the shore proir to breeding
White-cheeked Tern

White-cheeked Tern

Western Reef Heron showing the depth of colour in the bill and face during the breeding season
Western Reef Heron

Caspian Tern don't breed here until October here but those that do are normally territorial unlike this pair part of a large flock on the shore at Tubli
Caspian Tern

Bar-tailed Godwits although fewer in number are one of the last migrant wader species still around
Bar-tailed Godwit

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