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huge puddles, mud and a few birds

Permalink 21:03:19, Categories: Observation by Howard  

The recent rain were so heavy that many areas still remain flooded and inaccessible with dirt tracks heavily rutted and full of water. They are a nightmare to drive with the risk of getting stuck even in desert areas a constant possibility especial where deep pits caused by somebody else's nightmare could in my rent a wreck result in a a long painful dig out. Another problem with rain is that it disperses many species to remote areas, water, water, muddy water everywhere.

This coming week we celebrate Nation Day - so to start with Bahrain's national bird the White Cheeked Bulbul
White checked Bulbul

a closely related but introduced species the Red-vented Bulbul
Red vented Bulbul

Blue-throat a numerous wintering species common in many ditches and agricultural areas

Spanish Sparrow male
Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow female
Spanish Sparrow



Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier

Grey Francolin
Grey Francolin

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Find yourself a Desert Wheatear and close by the probability is you will find a Desert Warbler other species of winter wheatears don't seem to tolerate this close companion
Desert Warbler

Isaballine Wheatear - our most common wintering wheatear species
Isabelline Wheatear

Red-tailed Wheatear hard to find but always photogenic
Red-tailed Wheatear


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