24 September 2011

Bahrain - Pied Avocet Tubli Bay Mangrove

Yesterday at Tubli Bay Magroves we saw a Pied Avocet which is a very unusual bird in Bahrain. Brenden said it was only his second record in seven years of birdwatching Bahrain. The bird was a worn adult and always kept to the back of the mangroves and did not allow photographs to be taken of it. Otherwise there were the normal waders present but only three Lesser Sand Plover remained and three Eurasian Teal were also seen. Other good birds included a Cattle Egret and three Palid Harriers in the south of Bahrain at the ringing site at Ras Al Bar.