3 Jan 2012

Bahrain - Daurian Shrike at Alba Marshes

Last month we caught a Daurian Shrike in Alba Marshes which I forgot to post. When we arrived at the site we saw the bird sitting in a small Tamarisk Tree and saw it a couple of time s flying around as we set up the nests. It was caught in a mist net near to a dragonfly so may have been chasing the insect and ended up in the net. I ringed the bird and this is the third one I have seen in the hand having ringed on at Durrat Al Bahrain and seeing another one (a re-trap) at Al Ali Farm. They are really excellent birds to see in the hand with this one being a juvenile, but are really feisty and not so easy to take out of the net or ring.



2 comments:

  1. Those are amazing shots. I can see clearly that those little birds have quite the attitude.

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  2. Great shots. I've never actually been bird watching in Saudi Arabia yet. Looks like that is about to change real soon.

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