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  4. <title>Birds of Bahrain</title>
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  12. <title>May unforntaely had it limitation</title>
  13. <link>http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/index.php/2019/05/31/may_unforntaely_had_it_limitation</link>
  14. <pubDate>Fri, 31 May 2019 09:54:17 +0000</pubDate>
  15. <category domain="main">Admin - Howard King</category> <guid isPermaLink="false">[email protected]://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/</guid>
  16. <description>Unfortunately, Old Age caught up with me, by way of collapsed back vertebrae, 6 in total, and as a consequence, I haven't been able to move much further than a chair in front of a garden window since shortly after my talk on Hawar given in late March. Hopefully, it is a period of time that will end soon.
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  18. Interestingly even with this - the task turned up its own anomalies. The obs I had of the few migrants I clocked in and out, in terms of the time frame noted, didn't fit with the previous period recorded data. Several Species of whom I had thought would have long passed were recorded in the case of the Whitethroat in quite good numbers up until the end of the May whilst for a Female Blackcap, it remains a regular seen even today June 14th.
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  21. A most interesting obs for early May and a first for the Garden was the all too quick visit from a Wryneck -
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  25. A seasonal regular was a solitary Nightingale which stayed a week early in the month and then left as expected
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  29. The whitethroats on occasions 5 or 6 birds started being noted on the 5th and stayed up until the 29th - It had been a species I thought to pass almost completely by April end.
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  35. The last obs
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  38. Blackcap were in the garden when I first put the camera up one remains a female mentioned above
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  46. This is her - my semi-resident Female and a real  prize for any sporting chap passing
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  58. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <p>Unfortunately, Old Age caught up with me, by way of collapsed back vertebrae, 6 in total, and as a consequence, I haven't been able to move much further than a chair in front of a garden window since shortly after my talk on Hawar given in late March. Hopefully, it is a period of time that will end soon.</p>
  59. <p>Interestingly even with this - the task turned up its own anomalies. The obs I had of the few migrants I clocked in and out, in terms of the time frame noted, didn't fit with the previous period recorded data. Several Species of whom I had thought would have long passed were recorded in the case of the Whitethroat in quite good numbers up until the end of the May whilst for a Female Blackcap, it remains a regular seen even today June 14th.<br />
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  61. <p>A most interesting obs for early May and a first for the Garden was the all too quick visit from a Wryneck -</p>
  62. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/wryneck.jpg" alt="Wryneck" title="Wryneck" /></p>
  63. <p>A seasonal regular was a solitary Nightingale which stayed a week early in the month and then left as expected</p>
  64. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/nightingale10.jpg" alt="Nightingale" title="Nightingale" /></p>
  65. <p>The whitethroats on occasions 5 or 6 birds started being noted on the 5th and stayed up until the 29th - It had been a species I thought to pass almost completely by April end.</p>
  66. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/whitethroat_M.jpg" alt="Whitethroat" title="Whitethroat" /></p>
  67. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/whitethroat_F.jpg" alt="Whitethroat" title="Whitethroat" /></p>
  68. <p>The last obs<br />
  69. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/WhitethroatLAST1.jpg" alt="Whitethroat" title="Whitethroat" /></p>
  70. <p>Blackcap were in the garden when I first put the camera up one remains a female mentioned above </p>
  71. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/blackcap.jpg" alt="Blackcap" title="Blackcap" /></p>
  72. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/blackcapf12.jpg" alt="Blackcap" title="Blackcap" /></p>
  73. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/blackcapFemale1.jpg" title="Blackcap" /></p>
  74. <p>This is her - my semi-resident Female and a real  prize for any sporting chap passing<br />
  75. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/May/BlackcapJuneFem.jpg" alt="Blackcap" title="Blackcap" /></p>
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  82. <title>Catching up - but will be less pics than before </title>
  83. <link>http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/index.php/2019/04/02/catching_up_but_will_be_less_pics_than_b_1</link>
  84. <pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2019 17:42:35 +0000</pubDate>
  85. <category domain="main">Observation by Howard</category> <guid isPermaLink="false">[email protected]://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/</guid>
  86. <description>So April fools day has successfully passed - time to catch up
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  89. Masked Shrike
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  92. Pratincoles passing
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  95. Red Rumped Swallow
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  98. Swallow
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  101. Northern Whaetear
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  104. Northern Whaetear
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  107. Pied Wheatear
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  110. Pied Wheatear
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  113. Pied Wheatear
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  116. Isabelline Wheatear
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  119. Willow Warbler
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  122. Chiffchaff
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  125. Barred Warbler
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  128. Rufous Bushcat
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  131. Stonechat
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  134. Whinchat
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  137. Upchers Warbler
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  146. Saunders's Tern
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  155. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <p>So April fools day has successfully passed - time to catch up<br />
  156. <center></p>
  157. <p>Masked Shrike<br />
  158. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/maskedshrike.jpg" alt="Masked Shrike" title="Masked Shrike" /></p>
  159. <p>Pratincoles passing<br />
  160. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/pratincoles.jpg" alt="pratincoles" title="pratincoles" /></p>
  161. <p>Red Rumped Swallow<br />
  162. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/Redrumpedswallow.jpg" alt="Redrumped swallow" title="Redrumped swallow" /></p>
  163. <p>Swallow<br />
  164. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/Swallow.jpg" alt="swallow" title="swallow" /></p>
  165. <p>Northern Whaetear<br />
  166. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/NorthernWheatear.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  167. <p>Northern Whaetear<br />
  168. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/NorthernWheatear1.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  169. <p>Pied Wheatear<br />
  170. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/piedwheatear.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  171. <p>Pied Wheatear<br />
  172. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/piedwheatear1.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  173. <p>Pied Wheatear<br />
  174. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/piedwheatear2.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  175. <p>Isabelline Wheatear<br />
  176. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/isabellinewheatear.jpg" alt="Isabelline Wheatear" title="Isabelline Wheatear" /></p>
  177. <p>Willow Warbler<br />
  178. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/Willowwarbler1.jpg" alt="Willow Warbler" title="Willow Warbler" /></p>
  179. <p>Chiffchaff<br />
  180. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/chiffchaff14b.jpg" alt="Willow Warbler" title="Willow Warbler" /></p>
  181. <p>Barred Warbler<br />
  182. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/barredwarbler.jpg" alt="Barred Warbler" title="Barred Warbler" /></p>
  183. <p>Rufous Bushcat<br />
  184. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/rufousbushchat.jpg" alt="Rufous Bushchat" title="Rufous Bushchat" /></p>
  185. <p>Stonechat<br />
  186. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/stonechat1.jpg" alt="Stonechat" title="Stonechat" /></p>
  187. <p>Whinchat<br />
  188. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/whinchat1.jpg" alt="Whinchat" title="Whichat" /></p>
  189. <p>Upchers Warbler<br />
  190. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/UpchersWarbler.jpg" alt="Upchers Warbler" title="Upchers Warbler" /></p>
  191. <p>Tree Pipit<br />
  192. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/treepipit.jpg" alt="Tree Pipit" title="Tree Pipit" /></p>
  193. <p>Tree Pipit<br />
  194. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2019/March/treepipit1.jpg" alt="Tree Pipit" title="Tree Pipit" /></p>
  195. <p>Saunders's Tern<br />
  196. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/April/Saunderss5.jpg" alt="Saunders's Tern" title="Saunders's Tern" /></p>
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  203. <title>Server migrantion</title>
  204. <link>http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/index.php/2018/06/28/server_migrantion</link>
  205. <pubDate>Thu, 28 Jun 2018 03:30:21 +0000</pubDate>
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  207. <description>On hold while provider upgrades and moves server</description>
  208. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <p>On hold while provider upgrades and moves server
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  214. <title>Good movement seen on the shore </title>
  215. <link>http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/index.php/2018/03/31/good_movement_seen_on_the_shore</link>
  216. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Mar 2018 11:06:55 +0000</pubDate>
  217. <category domain="main">Observation by Howard</category> <guid isPermaLink="false">[email protected]://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/</guid>
  218. <description>March is that time of the year when the number of waders on the shore numerically starts to peak while in the gardens and desert areas its time to spend quality time looking out for the chance of a real rarity - luckily this month certainly lived up to expectations on both counts.
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  220. But to start with a reality check -
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  222. Early in the month young Ali better know on twitter as shaggy @sahggy1991 contacted me to inform me that a real rarity - a Black-winged Kite had turned up for sale in a village pet shop - together we contrived the means to acquire the bird and when done to pass it on to our friends at Tails Veterinary surgery to be chipped and checked out for subsequent re-release back to the wild. A wild single Black-winged kite had been observed across northern Bahrain from mid January through February our second or third record was this the same bird well that was hard to tell from the data presented but it certainly was a youngster and in beautiful condition. It appeared fortunately not to have been in captivity very long. For me this was a first - What a beauty - was love at first sight - I was amazed at just how small and elegant the species is and although friendly it made it known, it wanted out. Thus  after its medical and a few days in isolation, well fed to ensure a successful transition back to the wild the bird was successfully released one evening in an extensive area of gardens along the west coast. Should it ever be recaptured being chipped will enable us to prove without doubt that it is indeed a wild bird and undertake a successful prosecution in the courts here.
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  224. Black-winged Kite
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  229. The Kite apart - the month also turned up another real rarity a male Finsch's Wheatear in Buri
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  231. Finsch's Wheatear
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  252. Fortunately during the period I also saw several Black-eared Wheatear always useful for making comparisons between the two species for identification but also was interesting in feeding behavior observed
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  254. Black-eared Wheatear
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  261. As epected on a large scale Pied Wheatear always dominate the early return of wheatear by numbers alone they seem to turn up everywhere - all ages both male and female
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  263. Pied Wheatear
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  294. Northern Wheatear never fail to impress at this time either as the first birds through are generally bigger and more colorful than later ones
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  296. Northern Wheatear
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  307. Desert Wheatear just one of many still around
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  310. Isabelline Wheatear still numerous
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  316.  
  317. Another scarcity was the Mistle Thrush seen at Buri in the same general location as the Finsch's Wheatear but it was never as obliging
  318. Mistle Thrush
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  320.  
  321. A big surprise however was the White-tailed Plover that turned up at Hamalah over grass
  322. White-tailed Plover
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  331. Woodchat Shrike good numbers this year
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  340. Cinereous Bunting two birds seen keeping company with the more frequently seen Ortolan Bunting
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  345. Meadow Pipit
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  348. Collared Dove one of the many
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  351. Barn Owl a pair at their nest site at the Bahrain Fort
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  358. Bluethroat
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  369. Bee-eater large passage mostly late evening with few seen down on the deck for good photography
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  372. Chiffchaff
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  401. Lesser Whitethroat
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  410. Redstart
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  421. Marsh Harrier
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  426. Desert Warbler a common wintering species
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  429. Glossy Ibis - 4 of the 12 wintering around Askar Marsh area
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  432. Now a resident breeder in my garden in Manama - one of my pair of Graceful Prinia
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  435. Grey Francolin now also regular in my garden
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  438. Great Grey Shrike
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  447. Hoopoe a now well established breeding species
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  454. Isabelline Shrike
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  461. Yellow Wagtail Fledegg
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  468. White Wagtail one of the thousands wintering
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  471. Crested Lark - remarkably resilient a locally breeding species of town and country
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  474. Water Pipit just one of the many
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  477. Tawny Pipit always a regular across agricultural areas and all desert fringes
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  480. Isabelline Shrike  - Durian
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  483. Striated Heron at the northern Tubli outfall must now be regarded as a scarce but resident breeder
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  488. Wood Sandpiper - wintering numbers this year have been better than in previous winters
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  493. Green Sandpiper good numbers wintering too
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  496. Common Sandpiper a regular often in considerable numbers
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  499. Marsh Sandpiper one of several wintering at Askar
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  502. Little Ringed Plover just the one at Askar
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  507. Pin-tailed Snipe at last one out in the open
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  512. Snipe
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  517. Cattle Egret coming into breeding plumage
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  520. Black Headed Gulls at Hafeera quarry site around the watering hole just one frame of a few of the tens of thousands at the location daily
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  523. Red-wattled Plover at Hafeera pool a potential breeding site
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  526. Kentish Plover chick
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  537. Kentish Plover - Dad provides shade and sanctuary
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  539. Dad
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  541. Mum
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  544. Rock Thrush
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  551. Rufous Bushchat
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  556. Just a hungry House Sparrow
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  559. Ruff
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  568. Curlew
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  575. Purple Gallinule A breeding resident at Askar
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  578. Redshank at Askar
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  581. Greenshank at Askar
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  584. Grey heron at Askar
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  587. Namaqua Dove at Hafeera having moved south to breed
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  590. around Muharraq shore
  591. Ringed Plover
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  594. Bart-tailed Godwit
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  597. Broad-billed Sandpiper
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  600. Mixed small waders
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  754. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <p>March is that time of the year when the number of waders on the shore numerically starts to peak while in the gardens and desert areas its time to spend quality time looking out for the chance of a real rarity - luckily this month certainly lived up to expectations on both counts.</p>
  755. <p>But to start with a reality check - </p>
  756. <p>Early in the month young Ali better know on twitter as shaggy @sahggy1991 contacted me to inform me that a real rarity - a Black-winged Kite had turned up for sale in a village pet shop - together we contrived the means to acquire the bird and when done to pass it on to our friends at Tails Veterinary surgery to be chipped and checked out for subsequent re-release back to the wild. A wild single Black-winged kite had been observed across northern Bahrain from mid January through February our second or third record was this the same bird well that was hard to tell from the data presented but it certainly was a youngster and in beautiful condition. It appeared fortunately not to have been in captivity very long. For me this was a first - What a beauty - was love at first sight - I was amazed at just how small and elegant the species is and although friendly it made it known, it wanted out. Thus  after its medical and a few days in isolation, well fed to ensure a successful transition back to the wild the bird was successfully released one evening in an extensive area of gardens along the west coast. Should it ever be recaptured being chipped will enable us to prove without doubt that it is indeed a wild bird and undertake a successful prosecution in the courts here.<br />
  757. <center><br />
  758. Black-winged Kite<br />
  759. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/blackwingedkite1.jpg" alt="Black-winged Kite" title="Black-winged Kite" /></p>
  760. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/blackwinngedkite.jpg" alt="Black-winged Kite" title="Black-winged Kite" /></p>
  761. <p>The Kite apart - the month also turned up another real rarity a male Finsch's Wheatear in Buri </p>
  762. <p>Finsch's Wheatear<br />
  763. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  764. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear1.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  765. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear2.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  766. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear3.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  767. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear3Pi.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  768. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear4.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  769. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear5.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  770. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear6.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  771. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear7.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  772. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/finschswheatear7a.jpg" alt="Finsch's Wheatear" title="Finsch's Wheatear" /></p>
  773. <p>Fortunately during the period I also saw several Black-eared Wheatear always useful for making comparisons between the two species for identification but also was interesting in feeding behavior observed</p>
  774. <p>Black-eared Wheatear<br />
  775. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/blackearedwheatear.jpg" alt="Black-eared Wheatear" title="Black-eared Wheatear" /></p>
  776. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/blackearedwheatear1.jpg" alt="Black-eared Wheatear" title="Black-eared Wheatear" /></p>
  777. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/blackearedwheatear3.jpg" alt="Black-eared Wheatear" title="Black-eared Wheatear" /></p>
  778. <p>As epected on a large scale Pied Wheatear always dominate the early return of wheatear by numbers alone they seem to turn up everywhere - all ages both male and female</p>
  779. <p>Pied Wheatear<br />
  780. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  781. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear2.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  782. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear3.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  783. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear4.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  784. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear5.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  785. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear6.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  786. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatear7.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  787. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearF.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  788. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearF2.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  789. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearF3.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  790. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearF1.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  791. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearW.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  792. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearW1.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  793. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearW2.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  794. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/piedwheatearW3.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  795. <p>Northern Wheatear never fail to impress at this time either as the first birds through are generally bigger and more colorful than later ones </p>
  796. <p>Northern Wheatear<br />
  797. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/northenwheatear.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  798. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/northenwheatear1.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  799. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/northenwheatear2.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  800. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/northenwheatear3.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  801. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/northenwheatear4.jpg" alt="Northern Wheatear" title="Northern Wheatear" /></p>
  802. <p>Desert Wheatear just one of many still around<br />
  803. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/desrtwheatear.jpg" alt="Desert Wheatear" title="Desert Wheatear" /></p>
  804. <p>Isabelline Wheatear still numerous<br />
  805. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/isabellinewheatear.jpg" alt="Isabelline Wheatear" title="Isabelline Wheatear" /></p>
  806. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/isabellinewheatear1.jpg" alt="Isabelline Wheatear" title="Isabelline Wheatear" /></p>
  807. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/isabellinewheatear2.jpg" alt="Isabelline Wheatear" title="Isabelline Wheatear" /></p>
  808. <p>Another scarcity was the Mistle Thrush seen at Buri in the same general location as the Finsch's Wheatear but it was never as obliging<br />
  809. Mistle Thrush<br />
  810. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/mistlethrush.jpg" alt="Mistle Thrush" title="Mistle Thrush" /> </p>
  811. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/mistlethrush1.jpg" alt="Mistle Thrush" title="Mistle Thrush" /> </p>
  812. <p>A big surprise however was the White-tailed Plover that turned up at Hamalah over grass<br />
  813. White-tailed Plover<br />
  814. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/whitetailedplover1.jpg" alt="White-tailed Plover" title="White-tailed Plover" /></p>
  815. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/whitetailedplover.jpg" alt="White-tailed Plover" title="White-tailed Plover" /></p>
  816. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/whitetailedplover2.jpg" alt="White-tailed Plover" title="White-tailed Plover" /></p>
  817. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/whitetailedplover3.jpg" alt="White-tailed Plover" title="White-tailed Plover" /></p>
  818. <p>Woodchat Shrike good numbers this year<br />
  819. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/wodchatshrike.jpg" alt="Woodchat Shrike" title="Woodchat Shrike" /></p>
  820. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/wodchatshrike2.jpg" alt="Woodchat Shrike" title="Woodchat Shrike" /></p>
  821. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/wodchatshrike3.jpg" alt="Woodchat Shrike" title="Woodchat Shrike" /></p>
  822. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/wodchatshrike4.jpg" alt="Woodchat Shrike" title="Woodchat Shrike" /></p>
  823. <p>Cinereous Bunting two birds seen keeping company with the more frequently seen Ortolan Bunting<br />
  824. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bunting1.jpg" alt="Cinereous bunting" title="Cinereous Bunting" /></p>
  825. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bunting.jpg" alt="Cinereous Bunting" title="Cinereous Bunting" /></p>
  826. <p>Meadow Pipit<br />
  827. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/pipit.jpg" alt="Meadow Pipit" title="Meadow Pipit" /></p>
  828. <p>Collared Dove one of the many<br />
  829. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/collareddove.jpg" alt="Collared Dove" title="Collared Dove" /></p>
  830. <p>Barn Owl a pair at their nest site at the Bahrain Fort<br />
  831. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/barnow2.jpg" alt="Barn Owl" title="Barn Owl" /></p>
  832. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/barnowl.jpg" alt="Barn Owl" title="Barn Owl" /></p>
  833. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/barnowl1.jpg" alt="Barn Owl" title="Barn Owl" /></p>
  834. <p>Bluethroat<br />
  835. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bluethroat.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  836. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bluethroat1.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  837. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bluethroat2.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  838. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bluethroat2a.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  839. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bluethroat2b.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  840. <p>Bee-eater large passage mostly late evening with few seen down on the deck for good photography<br />
  841. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/beeeater.jpg" alt="Bee-eater" title="Bee-eater" /></p>
  842. <p>Chiffchaff<br />
  843. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  844. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff11a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  845. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff11b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  846. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff12a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  847. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff12b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  848. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff13a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  849. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff13b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  850. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff14a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  851. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff14b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  852. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff15a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  853. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff15b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  854. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff16a.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  855. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff16b.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  856. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/chiffchaff.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  857. <p>Lesser Whitethroat<br />
  858. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lesserwhitethroat.jpg" alt="Lesser Whitethroat" title="Lesser Whitethroat" /></p>
  859. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lesserwhitethroat1.jpg" alt="Lesser Whitethroat" title="Lesser Whitethroat" /></p>
  860. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lesserwhitethroat2.jpg" alt="Lesser Whitethroat" title="Lesser Whitethroat" /></p>
  861. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lesserwhitethroat2a.jpg" alt="Lesser Whitethroat" title="Lesser Whitethroat" /></p>
  862. <p>Redstart<br />
  863. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Redstart.jpg" alt="Redstart" title="Redstart" /></p>
  864. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Redstart1.jpg" alt="Redstart" title="Redstart" /></p>
  865. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/RedstartB.jpg" alt="Redstart" title="Redstart" /></p>
  866. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/RedstartB1.jpg" alt="Redstart" title="Redstart" /></p>
  867. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/RedstartF.jpg" alt="Redstart" title="Redstart" /></p>
  868. <p>Marsh Harrier<br />
  869. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/marshharrier.jpg" alt="Marsh Harrier" title="Marsh Harrier" /></p>
  870. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/marshharrier1.jpg" alt="Marsh Harrier" title="Marsh Harrier" /></p>
  871. <p>Desert Warbler a common wintering species<br />
  872. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/desertwarbler.jpg" alt="Desert Warbler" title="Desert Warbler" /></p>
  873. <p>Glossy Ibis - 4 of the 12 wintering around Askar Marsh area<br />
  874. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/glossyibis.jpg" alt="Glossy Ibis" title="Glossy Ibis" /></p>
  875. <p>Now a resident breeder in my garden in Manama - one of my pair of Graceful Prinia<br />
  876. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Gracefulprinia.jpg" alt="Graceful Prinia " title="Graceful Prinia " /></p>
  877. <p>Grey Francolin now also regular in my garden<br />
  878. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyfrancolin.jpg" alt="Grey Francolin" title="Grey Francolin" /></p>
  879. <p>Great Grey Shrike<br />
  880. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greatgreyshrike.jpg" alt="Great Grey Shrike" title="Great Grey Shrike" /></p>
  881. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greatgreyshrikeN.jpg" alt="Great Grey Shrike" title="Great Grey Shrike" /></p>
  882. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greatgreyshrikeNW.jpg" alt="Great Grey Shrike" title="Great Grey Shrike" /></p>
  883. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greatgreyshrikeS.jpg" alt="Great Grey Shrike" title="Great Grey Shrike" /></p>
  884. <p>Hoopoe a now well established breeding species<br />
  885. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/hoopoe1.jpg" alt="Hoopoe" title="Hoopoe" /></p>
  886. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/hoopoe2.jpg" alt="Hoopoe" title="Hoopoe" /></p>
  887. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/hoopoe3.jpg" alt="Hoopoe" title="Hoopoe" /></p>
  888. <p>Isabelline Shrike<br />
  889. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Isabellineshrike.jpg" alt="Isabelline Shrike" title="Isabelline Shrike" /></p>
  890. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/isabellineshrike1.jpg" alt="Isabelline Shrike" title="Isabelline Shrike" /></p>
  891. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/isabellineshrike2.jpg" alt="Isabelline Shrike" title="Isabelline Shrike" /></p>
  892. <p>Yellow Wagtail Fledegg<br />
  893. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/yellowwagfeldegg.jpg" alt="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" title="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" /></p>
  894. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/yellowwagfeldegg1.jpg" alt="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" title="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" /></p>
  895. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/yellowwagfeldegg2.jpg" alt="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" title="Yellow Wagtail Fledegg" /></p>
  896. <p>White Wagtail one of the thousands wintering<br />
  897. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/whitewagtail.jpg" alt="White Wagtail" title="White Wagtail" /></p>
  898. <p>Crested Lark - remarkably resilient a locally breeding species of town and country<br />
  899. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/crestedlark.jpg" alt="Crested Lark" title="Crested Lark" /></p>
  900. <p>Water Pipit just one of the many<br />
  901. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waterpipit.jpg" alt="Water Pipit" title="Water Pipit" /></p>
  902. <p>Tawny Pipit always a regular across agricultural areas and all desert fringes<br />
  903. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/tawnypipit.jpg" alt="Tawny Pipit" title="Tawny Pipit" /></p>
  904. <p>Isabelline Shrike  - Durian<br />
  905. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/daurianshrike1.jpg" alt="Isabelline Shrike " title="Isabelline Shrike " /></p>
  906. <p>Striated Heron at the northern Tubli outfall must now be regarded as a scarce but resident breeder<br />
  907. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/striatedheron.jpg" alt="Striated Heron " title="Striated Heron " /></p>
  908. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/striatedheron1.jpg" alt="Striated Heron " title="Striated Heron " /></p>
  909. <p>Wood Sandpiper - wintering numbers this year have been better than in previous winters<br />
  910. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/woodsandpiper.jpg" alt="Wood Sandpiper" title="Wood Sandpiper" /></p>
  911. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/woodsandpiper1.jpg" alt="Wood Sandpiper" title="Wood Sandpiper" /></p>
  912. <p>Green Sandpiper good numbers wintering too<br />
  913. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greensandpiper.jpg" alt="Green Sandpiper" title="Sandpiper" /></p>
  914. <p>Common Sandpiper a regular often in considerable numbers<br />
  915. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/commonsandpiper.jpg" alt="Common Sandpiper" title="Common Sandpiper" /></p>
  916. <p>Marsh Sandpiper one of several wintering at Askar<br />
  917. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/MarshSandpiper1.jpg" alt="Marsh Sandpiper" title="Marsh Sandpiper" /></p>
  918. <p>Little Ringed Plover just the one at Askar<br />
  919. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/littleringedplover.jpg" alt="Little Ringed Plover" title="Little Ringed Plover" /></p>
  920. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/littleringedplover1.jpg" alt="Little Ringed Plover" title="Little Ringed Plover" /></p>
  921. <p>Pin-tailed Snipe at last one out in the open<br />
  922. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/pintailsnipe.jpg" alt="Pin-tailed Snipe" title="Pin-tailed Snipe" /></p>
  923. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/pintailsnipe1.jpg" alt="Pin-tailed Snipe" title="Pin-tailed Snipe" /></p>
  924. <p>Snipe<br />
  925. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/snipe.jpg" alt="Snipe" title="Snipe" /></p>
  926. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/snipe1.jpg" alt="Snipe" title="Snipe" /></p>
  927. <p>Cattle Egret coming into breeding plumage<br />
  928. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/cattleegret.jpg" alt="Cattle Egret" title="Cattle Egret" /></p>
  929. <p>Black Headed Gulls at Hafeera quarry site around the watering hole just one frame of a few of the tens of thousands at the location daily<br />
  930. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/BlackheadedGull.jpg" alt="Black Headed Gulls" title="Black Headed Gulls" /></p>
  931. <p>Red-wattled Plover at Hafeera pool a potential breeding site<br />
  932. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/redwattledplover-1.jpg" alt="Red-wattled Plover" title="Red-wattled Plover" /></p>
  933. <p>Kentish Plover chick<br />
  934. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishchick.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover chick" title="Kentish Plover chick" /></p>
  935. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishchick1.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover chick" title="Kentish Plover chick" /></p>
  936. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishchick2.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover chick" title="Kentish Plover chick" /></p>
  937. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishchick3.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover chick" title="Kentish Plover chick" /></p>
  938. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishchick4.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover chick" title="Kentish Plover chick" /></p>
  939. <p>Kentish Plover - Dad provides shade and sanctuary<br />
  940. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishPlover.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover " title="Kentish Plover " /><br />
  941. Dad<br />
  942. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishPlover1.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover " title="Kentish Plover " /><br />
  943. Mum<br />
  944. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/kentishPlover2.jpg" alt="Kentish Plover " title="Kentish Plover " /></p>
  945. <p>Rock Thrush<br />
  946. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/rockthrush1.jpg" alt="Rock Thrush" title="Rock Thrush" /></p>
  947. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/rockthrush2.jpg" alt="Rock Thrush" title="Rock Thrush" /></p>
  948. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/rockthrush3.jpg" alt="Rock Thrush" title="Rock Thrush" /></p>
  949. <p>Rufous Bushchat<br />
  950. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/rufousbushchat.jpg" alt="Rufous Bushchat " title="Rufous Bushchat " /></p>
  951. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/rufousbushchat1.jpg" alt="Rufous Bushchat " title="Rufous Bushchat " /></p>
  952. <p>Just a hungry House Sparrow<br />
  953. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/sparrow.jpg" alt="Sparrow" title="\Sparrow" /></p>
  954. <p>Ruff<br />
  955. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/ruff.jpg" alt="Ruff" title="Ruff" /></p>
  956. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/ruff1.jpg" alt="Ruff" title="Ruff" /></p>
  957. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/ruff2.jpg" alt="Ruff" title="Ruff" /></p>
  958. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/ruff3.jpg" alt="Ruff" title="Ruff" /></p>
  959. <p>Curlew<br />
  960. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/curlew1.jpg" alt="Curlew" title="Curlew" /></p>
  961. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/curlew2.jpg" alt="Curlew" title="Curlew" /></p>
  962. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/curlewr.jpg" alt="Curlew" title="Curlew" /></p>
  963. <p>Purple Gallinule A breeding resident at Askar<br />
  964. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/purplegallinule.jpg" alt="Purple Gallinule" title="Purple Gallinule" /></p>
  965. <p>Redshank at Askar<br />
  966. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/redshank.jpg" alt="Redshank" title="Redshank" /></p>
  967. <p>Greenshank at Askar<br />
  968. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greenshank.jpg" alt="Greenshank" title="Greenshank" /></p>
  969. <p>Grey heron at Askar<br />
  970. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Greyheron.jpg" alt="Grey Heron" title="Grey Heron" /></p>
  971. <p>Namaqua Dove at Hafeera having moved south to breed<br />
  972. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/namaquadove1.jpg" alt="Namaqua Dove" title="Namaqua Dove" /></p>
  973. <p>around Muharraq shore<br />
  974. Ringed Plover<br />
  975. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/ringedplover.jpg" alt="Ringed Plover" title="Ringed Plover" /></p>
  976. <p>Bart-tailed Godwit<br />
  977. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/bartailedgodwit3.jpg" alt="Bart-tailed Godwit" title="Bart-tailed Godwit" /></p>
  978. <p>Broad-billed Sandpiper<br />
  979. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/broadbilledsandpiper.jpg" alt="Broad-billed Sandpiper" title="Broad-billed Sandpiper" /></p>
  980. <p>Mixed small waders<br />
  981. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/answerLSP.jpg" alt="Mixed small waders" title="Mixed small waders" /></p>
  982. <p>Curlew Sandpiper<br />
  983. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/curlewsandpiper.jpg" alt="Curlew Sandpiper" title="Curlew Sandpiper" /></p>
  984. <p>Dunlin<br />
  985. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/dunlin.jpg" alt="Dunlin" title="Dunlin" /></p>
  986. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/dunlin1.jpg" alt="Dunlin" title="Dunlin" /></p>
  987. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/dunlin2.jpg" alt="Dunlin" title="Dunlin" /></p>
  988. <p>Flamingo<br />
  989. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/flamingo.jpg" alt="Flamingo" title="Flamingo" /></p>
  990. <p>Greater Sand Plover<br />
  991. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greatersandplover2.jpg" alt="Greater Sand Plover" title="Greater Sand Plover" /></p>
  992. <p>Lesser Sand Plover<br />
  993. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lessersandplove1r.jpg" alt="Lesser Sand Plover" title="Lesser Sand Plover" /></p>
  994. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lessersandplover.jpg" alt="Lesser Sand Plover" title="Lesser Sand Plover" /></p>
  995. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/lessersandplover1.jpg" alt="Lesser Sand Plover" title="Lesser Sand Plover" /></p>
  996. <p>Little Stint<br />
  997. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/littlestints.jpg" alt="Little Stint" title="Little Stint" /></p>
  998. <p>Little Tern<br />
  999. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/littletern.jpg" alt="Little Tern" title="Little Tern" /></p>
  1000. <p>Sanderling in among the Sand Plover<br />
  1001. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/sanderling.jpg" alt="Sanderling" title="Sanderling" /></p>
  1002. <p>Terek Sandpiper<br />
  1003. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/tereksandpiper.jpg" alt="Terek Sandpiper" title="Terek Sandpiper" /></p>
  1004. <p>Turnstone<br />
  1005. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Turnstone.jpg" alt="Turnstone" title="Turnstone" /></p>
  1006. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/Turnstone1.jpg" alt="Turnstone" title="Turnstone" /></p>
  1007. <p>Waders<br />
  1008. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders1.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1009. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders10.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1010. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders11.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1011. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders12.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1012. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders13.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1013. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders14.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1014. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders3.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1015. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders4.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1016. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders5.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1017. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders6.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1018. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders7.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1019. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders8.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1020. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/waders9.jpg" alt="Waders " title="\Waders " /></p>
  1021. <p>Grey Plover<br />
  1022. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyplover.JPG" alt="Grey Plover" title="Grey Plover" /></p>
  1023. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyplover2.JPG" alt="Grey Plover" title="Grey Plover" /></p>
  1024. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyplover4.jpg" alt="Grey Plover" title="Grey Plover" /></p>
  1025. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyplover5.jpg" alt="Grey Plover" title="Grey Plover" /></p>
  1026. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/March/greyplover6.jpg" alt="Grey Plover" title="Grey Plover" /></p>
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  1033. <title>February brings an environmental disaster to Adhari Wetlands  Breeding Birds</title>
  1034. <link>http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/index.php/2018/02/28/february</link>
  1035. <pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:51:59 +0000</pubDate>
  1036. <category domain="main">Admin - Howard King</category> <guid isPermaLink="false">[email protected]://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/</guid>
  1037. <description>An injury to my back kept me housebound for much of the month but it did not stop me recording the wanton Destruction of the prime breeding habit for 30 species of bird at Adhari. The importance of Adhari cannot be over emphasized. 30 breeding species is representative of nearly half the total species breeding in Bahrain, furthermore ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE 159 of the 330 species occurring in Bahrain have been recorded at the site. It is with out doubt the most important single site ornithologicaly speaking in the country in terms of the diversity of species recorded.  
  1038.  
  1039.  
  1040. There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you...
  1041.  
  1042. Qur'an 6:38
  1043.  
  1044. Little Bittern in breeding plumage at Adhari before it was turned into a residential wildlife disaster zone - Sadly this Bittern is but one of the many breeding species previously resident at Adhari that will now have to look for a new home with the sites total destruction and the wholesale removal of all suitable breeding habit at a time coinciding precisely with the start of their breeding cycle - Thank you Municipality and your contractors for such wanton destruction - your ignorance of good management techniques of natural habitats and wildlife in Bahrain just beggars belief -
  1045.  
  1046.  
  1047.  
  1048. Adhari ditch before clearance
  1049.  
  1050.  
  1051. Answer me this who ever is responsible "How Does this type of wholesale clearance of a prime wildlife wetland habitat at the start of the breeding cycle for the wildlife dependent on it, fit into Bahrain's declarations on SDG's" Justify your actions - your methodology - your reasoning not just to me but to the people of Bahrain.
  1052.  
  1053. Adhari ditch during clearance
  1054.  
  1055.  
  1056. A ditch being cleared - a clear case of, from a mismanaged but green oasis into a sludgy hell for one pair of Night Herons, 2 pairs Moorhen, 2 pairs Squacco Heron, I pair little Bittern - All have lost nest sites just in this small section alone not to mention the White-cheeked Bulbuls, Clamorous Reed Warblers and Prinia and other marine species like terrapin displaced.
  1057.  
  1058.  
  1059. This is in my opinion, an Environmental Disaster of unprecedented proportions - Who ever sanctioned this work should be held ACCOUNTABLE along with all other agencies involved in wildlife protection and natural resources here in Bahrain - this whole episode is a National disgrace, you should be ashamed that such mismanagement is tolerated, worse still is officially sanctioned. To me this is environmental destruction by the back door, by the very people we are told daily in the local press, that CARE. After the next edition of the Bahrain Animal Production Show (Mara'ee) that will be held from March 27 to 31, what will we read in the local press? Nothing no doubt but praise, sung loudly, for these same mismanaging so-called environmental champions.  Will any question marks be raised at the event or in the press reports after as to those champions success rate in the mismanagement of such a vital national resource. Will any red flags be waved to ensure that what passes for habitat protection or maintenance at Adhari doesn't happen again elsewhere. I think not. I expect that much of that which will be reported after the Mara'ee event on environmental issues and its protection would be more worthy of featuring, in fact headlining at events such as Bahrain's Comic Con 2018. The reality is far more shocking however than I have stated unfortunately, this wanton destruction of a prime and unique wetlands site is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the mismanagement of natural resources here in Bahrain. As far as I am concerned - A line has now been crossed so if my ranting have offended someone in authority GOOD - maybe we can now get some real action on these important issues - there are simply no more magic carpets left to brush the grains of truth under.
  1060.  
  1061. Now breeding record at Adhari Asian digger
  1062.  
  1063.  
  1064. But back to the Birds elsewhere - NONE of which where photographed at any of Bahrain so called declared wildlife reserves all where recorded that is found in unprotected Habitat including Adhari before its destruction
  1065. Think about that for a second  
  1066.  
  1067. Askar White-tailed Plover
  1068.  
  1069.  
  1070. Bluethroat at Adhari before destruction
  1071.  
  1072.  
  1073. Spotted Crake at Adhari before destruction
  1074.  
  1075.  
  1076. Common Sandpiper at Adhari before destruction
  1077.  
  1078.  
  1079.  
  1080. Squacco Heron at Adhari before destruction
  1081.  
  1082.  
  1083. Shoveller at Adhari before destruction
  1084.  
  1085.  
  1086. Snipe at at Adhari before destruction
  1087.  
  1088.  
  1089. Pied Wheatear at Adhari before destruction
  1090.  
  1091.  
  1092. Bahrain Bay
  1093. Desert Wheatear Manama Sea front
  1094.  
  1095.  
  1096. Hamalah Farm
  1097. Hoopoe
  1098.  
  1099.  
  1100. Skylark
  1101.  
  1102.  
  1103. Isabelline Durian Shrike
  1104.  
  1105.  
  1106. on the Jebel
  1107. Blue Rock Thrush one of two seen
  1108.  
  1109.  
  1110. Namaqua Dove
  1111.  
  1112.  
  1113. at Hafeera
  1114. Chiffchaff
  1115.  
  1116.  
  1117.  
  1118.  
  1119.  
  1120.  
  1121.  
  1122.  
  1123.  
  1124.  
  1125.  
  1126.  
  1127. at Samaheej
  1128. Broad-billed Sandpiper
  1129.  
  1130.  
  1131.  
  1132.  
  1133.  
  1134.  
  1135.  
  1136.  
  1137. Terek Sandpiper
  1138.  
  1139.  
  1140. Slender-billed Gull
  1141.  
  1142.  
  1143. Greenshank
  1144.  
  1145.  
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  1148. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <p>An injury to my back kept me housebound for much of the month but it did not stop me recording the wanton Destruction of the prime breeding habit for 30 species of bird at Adhari. The importance of Adhari cannot be over emphasized. 30 breeding species is representative of nearly half the total species breeding in Bahrain, furthermore ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE 159 of the 330 species occurring in Bahrain have been recorded at the site. It is with out doubt the most important single site ornithologicaly speaking in the country in terms of the diversity of species recorded.<br />
  1149. <center></p>
  1150. <p>There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you...</p>
  1151. <p>Qur'an 6:38</p>
  1152. <p>Little Bittern in breeding plumage at Adhari before it was turned into a residential wildlife disaster zone - Sadly this Bittern is but one of the many breeding species previously resident at Adhari that will now have to look for a new home with the sites total destruction and the wholesale removal of all suitable breeding habit at a time coinciding precisely with the start of their breeding cycle - Thank you Municipality and your contractors for such wanton destruction - your ignorance of good management techniques of natural habitats and wildlife in Bahrain just beggars belief -<br />
  1153. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/littlebittern.jpg" alt="Little Bittern" title="Little Bittern" /></p>
  1154. <p>Adhari ditch before clearance<br />
  1155. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/before.jpg" alt="Adhari ditch before clearance " title="Adhari ditch before clearance " /></p>
  1156. <p>Answer me this who ever is responsible "How Does this type of wholesale clearance of a prime wildlife wetland habitat at the start of the breeding cycle for the wildlife dependent on it, fit into Bahrain's declarations on SDG's" Justify your actions - your methodology - your reasoning not just to me but to the people of Bahrain.</p>
  1157. <p>Adhari ditch during clearance<br />
  1158. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/after.jpg" alt="Adhari after clearance " title="Adhari after clearance " /></p>
  1159. <p>A ditch being cleared - a clear case of, from a mismanaged but green oasis into a sludgy hell for one pair of Night Herons, 2 pairs Moorhen, 2 pairs Squacco Heron, I pair little Bittern - All have lost nest sites just in this small section alone not to mention the White-cheeked Bulbuls, Clamorous Reed Warblers and Prinia and other marine species like terrapin displaced.<br />
  1160. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/halfwaytohell.jpg" alt="halfway to hell a from to picture" title="halfway to hell a from to picture" /></p>
  1161. <p>This is in my opinion, an Environmental Disaster of unprecedented proportions - Who ever sanctioned this work should be held ACCOUNTABLE along with all other agencies involved in wildlife protection and natural resources here in Bahrain - this whole episode is a National disgrace, you should be ashamed that such mismanagement is tolerated, worse still is officially sanctioned. To me this is environmental destruction by the back door, by the very people we are told daily in the local press, that CARE. After the next edition of the Bahrain Animal Production Show (Mara'ee) that will be held from March 27 to 31, what will we read in the local press? Nothing no doubt but praise, sung loudly, for these same mismanaging so-called environmental champions.  Will any question marks be raised at the event or in the press reports after as to those champions success rate in the mismanagement of such a vital national resource. Will any red flags be waved to ensure that what passes for habitat protection or maintenance at Adhari doesn't happen again elsewhere. I think not. I expect that much of that which will be reported after the Mara'ee event on environmental issues and its protection would be more worthy of featuring, in fact headlining at events such as Bahrain's Comic Con 2018. The reality is far more shocking however than I have stated unfortunately, this wanton destruction of a prime and unique wetlands site is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the mismanagement of natural resources here in Bahrain. As far as I am concerned - A line has now been crossed so if my ranting have offended someone in authority GOOD - maybe we can now get some real action on these important issues - there are simply no more magic carpets left to brush the grains of truth under.</p>
  1162. <p>Now breeding record at Adhari Asian digger<br />
  1163. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/destrustors.jpg" alt="diggers" title="diggers" /></p>
  1164. <p>But back to the Birds elsewhere - NONE of which where photographed at any of Bahrain so called declared wildlife reserves all where recorded that is found in unprotected Habitat including Adhari before its destruction<br />
  1165. Think about that for a second   </p>
  1166. <p>Askar White-tailed Plover<br />
  1167. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/whitetailedplover.jpg" alt="White-tailed Plover" title="White-tailed Plover" /></p>
  1168. <p>Bluethroat at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1169. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/Bluethroat2.jpg" alt="Bluethroat" title="Bluethroat" /></p>
  1170. <p>Spotted Crake at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1171. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/spottedcrake.jpg" alt="Spotted Crake" title="Spotted Crake" /></p>
  1172. <p>Common Sandpiper at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1173. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/commonsandpiper1.jpg" alt="Common Sandpiper" title="Common Sandpiper" /></p>
  1174. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/commonsandpiper.jpg" alt="Common Sandpiper" title="Common Sandpiper" /></p>
  1175. <p>Squacco Heron at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1176. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/Squaccoheron.jpg" alt="Squacco Heron" title="Squacco Heron" /></p>
  1177. <p>Shoveller at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1178. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/shoeveller.jpg" alt="Shoveller" title="Shoveller" /></p>
  1179. <p>Snipe at at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1180. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/snipe.jpg" alt="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/snipe.jpg" title="Snipe " /></p>
  1181. <p>Pied Wheatear at Adhari before destruction<br />
  1182. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/piedwheatear.jpg" alt="Pied Wheatear" title="Pied Wheatear" /></p>
  1183. <p>Bahrain Bay<br />
  1184. Desert Wheatear Manama Sea front<br />
  1185. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/desertwheatear.jpg" alt="Desert Wheatear" title="Desert Wheatear" /></p>
  1186. <p>Hamalah Farm<br />
  1187. Hoopoe<br />
  1188. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/hoopoe.jpg" alt="Hoopoe" title="Hoopoe" /></p>
  1189. <p>Skylark<br />
  1190. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/skylark.jpg" alt="Skylark" title="Skylark" /></p>
  1191. <p>Isabelline Durian Shrike<br />
  1192. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/daurianshrike.jpg" alt="Durian Shrike" title="Durian Shrike" /></p>
  1193. <p>on the Jebel<br />
  1194. Blue Rock Thrush one of two seen<br />
  1195. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/bluerockthrush.jpg" alt="Blue Rock Thrush" title="Blue Rock Thrush" /></p>
  1196. <p>Namaqua Dove<br />
  1197. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/namaquadove.jpg" alt="Namaqua Dove" title="Namaqua Dove" /></p>
  1198. <p>at Hafeera<br />
  1199. Chiffchaff<br />
  1200. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1201. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff3.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1202. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff6.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1203. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff7.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1204. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff8.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1205. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/chiffchaff9.jpg" alt="Chiffchaff" title="Chiffchaff" /></p>
  1206. <p>at Samaheej<br />
  1207. Broad-billed Sandpiper<br />
  1208. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/broadbilledsandpiper.jpg" alt="Broad-billed Sandpiper" title="Broad-billed Sandpiper" /></p>
  1209. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/broadbilledsandpiper1.jpg" alt="Broad-billed Sandpiper" title="Broad-billed Sandpiper" /></p>
  1210. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/broadbilledsandpiper2.jpg" alt="Broad-billed Sandpiper" title="Broad-billed Sandpiper" /></p>
  1211. <p><img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/broadbilledsandpiper3.jpg" alt="Broad-billed Sandpiper" title="Broad-billed Sandpiper" /></p>
  1212. <p>Terek Sandpiper<br />
  1213. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/tereksandpiper.jpg" alt="Terek Sandpiper" title="Terek Sandpiper" /></p>
  1214. <p>Slender-billed Gull<br />
  1215. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/slenderbilledgull.jpg" alt="Slender-billed Gull" title="Slender-billed Gull" /></p>
  1216. <p>Greenshank<br />
  1217. <img src="http://www.hawar-islands.com/blog/media/blogs/obs/2018/Febuary/greenshank.jpg" alt="Greenshank" title="Greenshank" /></p>
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