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2015-11-21

Migrants remain slow but rarities shine

Permalink 19:02:42, Categories: Observation by Howard  

The migration remains slow but among the birds seen were three rarities that make last few week outstanding

First up was a Yellow-browed Warbler (5th record)that had found its way ito a breeding avairy in Jidhafs on the 15th, the owner removed, photographed and released the bird.

Yellow-browed Warbler

Yellow-browed Warbler

In Buri seen for the briefest of moments allowing but a single shot this Siskin was found on the 20th. A first for me and the 8th record for Bahrain
Siskin

Siskin

Next was this WoodLark at Adhari - a first for me and only the 4th record for Bahrain on the 21st
Wood Lark

Wood Lark

Stonechats are everywhere here both male and female together at Buri
Stonechats

Squacco Heron numbers increasing now a successful resident breeder
Squacco Heron

Night Heron moving from juvenile to adult plumage
Night Heron

Littern Bittern a male
Littern Bittern

Kingfisher
Kingfisher

Great Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler

Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike

Curlew the birds that occupy the fields are different from those that occure solely on the shore
Curlew

Corn Bunting
Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Chiffchaff
Chiffchaff

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Bluethroat
Bluethroat

Bluethroat

Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

Graceful Warbler - Prinia
Prinia

Hoopoe
Hoopoe

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Mongoose
Mongoose

Isabeline Wheatear
Isabeline Wheatear

Hypocolius at the morning collectioon point in Jasra now over 300 present
Hypocolius

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2015-11-08

Some new arrivals but migration remains slow

Permalink 17:35:45, Categories: Observation by Howard  

Better late than never this weekend saw an increase in activity with the arrival of pipits and larks but warblers remain hard to find. A visit to the morning collection point in Jasra for the Hypocolius however proved fruitfal with more birds passing through than previously seen, over 200 this time.

Clamourous Reed Warbler now an established local vocal breeding species
Clamourous Reed Warbler

Desert Wheatear good numbers now
Desert Wheatear

Grey Hypocolius
Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Grey Hypocolius

Isabelline Shrike
Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Isabelline Shrike

Purple Heron
Purple Heron

Coot
Coot

Moorhen - juvenile
Moorhen

Common Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper

Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron

Great Northern Cormorant over flying the island - something Socotra would never do
Great Northern Cormorant

Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit

Red-throated Pipit

Skylarks
Skylarks

Stonechat
Stonechat

Stonechat

Stonechat

Stonechat

Water Pipit
Water Pipit

Water Pipit

Water Pipit

White Wagtail
White Wagtail

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