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2013-02-23

A much busier W/E

Permalink 12:22:57, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Well I can official announce that the return migration has well and truely started. Last weekend my only new species to photograph was a Woodchat Shrike picture (included here) this week saw the return of more Warbler species (some captured on the camera) with Menetries, Orphean, Reed, more Barred, Lesser Whitethroat, and Chiffchaff plus a Pied Wheatear so won't be long before we see even more.


Woodchat Shrike
Woodchat Shrike

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Menetries Warbler - a really lucky shot at distance deep in a bush
Menetries Warbler

Isabelline Shrike so tame now I can almost strroke her by hand
Isabelline Shrike

Stonechat this one at Adhari his colour indicates he will move north soon.
Stonechat

This one from those wintering a Hamalah
Stonechat

Caspian Gull
Caspian Gull

Desert Wheatear one of many that has been wintering
Desert Wheatear

Curlew
Curlew

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

Greenshank
Grey Heron

Bluethroat for some reason the White spotted ones are hard to get close to but this onee has been around all winter
Bluethroat

Skylark
Skylark

From the garden
White-cheeked Bulbul
White-cheeked Bulbul

Palm Doves with a sparrow all interested in the same thing
Palm Doves

Indian silver-bills
Indian silverbIills

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2013-02-10

still relatively quiet

Permalink 08:14:01, Categories: Observation by Howard  

After last weeks heavy rain it was good to get again, the rain makes sticky ground off road, the slightest detour and its get a tow truck.

I spent a good length of time investigating warblers, they represent the first signs that the migration has started but all to no avail that was until Saturday afternoon when in my own garden a Barred Warbler suddenly turned up.


Barred Warbler
Barred Warbler

Barred Warbler

Barred Warbler

Hoopoe -a pair have been in residence all winter at Hamalah Experimental Farm -
on Saturday Abdulla noticed one carry food into a hole in an adjacent house wall indicating that
after a long absence (1978) Hoopoe are again breeding here in Bahrain
Hoopoe

Spanish Sparrow - a flock of around 200 can now be found at Hamalah they have displaced House Sparrows as the most numerous species here
Spanish Sparrow

Red-vented Bulbul - from my garden
Red-vented Bulbul

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Isabelline Shrikes two individuals current have been wintering at Hamalah we think the barring indicates that this is female rather than a juvenile
Isabelline Shrikes

isabelline Shrike

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

Stonechat male
Stonechat male

Small Skylark
Small Skylark

Skylark
Skylark

Ring-necked or Rose-ringed Parakeet
Ring-necked  or Rose-ringed Parakeet

Great Grey Shrike one day I will get a close up but this individual is very flighty
Great Grey Shrike

Curlew although there are hundred on the shore only few are found on farmland feeding
Curlew

Out and about
a Great White Egret remains at Alba marsh
Great White Egret

Dunlin the most numerous wader currently on the shore
Dunlin

Grey Plover - no change in plumage yet
Grey Plover

Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover

Kentish Plover
Kentish Plover

Marsh Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper

Broad-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper

Redshank
Redshank

Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper

Turnstone
Turnstone

Western Reef Heron
Western Reef Heron

Socotra Cormorant here a juvenile
Socotra Cormorant

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