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2013-03-30

Hot weather and birds a plenty return

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The migration this year is amazing the desert areas of Bahrain are alive with Red-throated Robins and thousands of Wheatears. Warblers can be found skitting from bush to bush and in the gardens Pipits and wagtails are moving in - in large numbers.

Abdulla has been ringing wheatears Redthroated robins by the handful this year see the ringing pages (later) for those images I spend the day Friday checking out the desert areas looking for the unusual - I was lucky I found a flock of Pale Rock Saprrows south of the Jebel heard some Trumpter finches which I failed to locate and counted hundreds of both Northern and Pied Wheatears. I saw Orphean, Menetries and Lesser Whitethroats aplenty but could not get near enough in my two wheel drive rent a wreck to photograph.


Blue Rock thrush - female
Blue Rock thrush

Pale Rock Sparrow
Pale Rock Sparrow

Pale Rock Sparrow

Pale Rock Sparrow

Rufous Bushchat the first return for this local summer breeding species
Rufous Bushchat

Roller
Roller

Blackeared Wheatear
Blackeared Wheatear

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Pied Wheatear
Pied Wheatear

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Tawny Pipit
Tawny Pipit

Yellow Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Emerald Starling an escaped exotic cage bird
Emerald Starling

Masked Shrike
Masked Shrike

Plenty of our miniture Dino's around
the Daub Lizard
Daub Lizard

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