19 Nov 2011

A few winter birds arriving in Bahrain

Whilst out birding in Bahrain last week I took a couple of photographs of a Blue-cheeked Bee-eater at Jasra and a Northern Lapwing at the Chicken Farm. Blue-cheeked bee-eater where still around in quite good numbers but Northern Lapwing are only just arriving with this bird being the only one seen. Other good birds seen included a flock of 20+ Eurasian Skylark, 30+ Water Pipit, one Pied Wheatear, one Desert Wheatear, one Bluethroat, two Barn Swallow, three Ruddy Turnstone, four Cattle Egrets and a Eurasian Sparrowhawk that had just caught and killed a Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, which it was having difficulty flying with so landed nearby to eat its kill.

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

Northern Lapwing

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