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2013-12-15

huge puddles, mud and a few birds

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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
Blue-throat

Spanish Sparrow male
Spanish Sparrow

Spanish Sparrow female
Spanish Sparrow

Stonechat
Stonechat

Kestrel
Kestrel

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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