06 June 2022

Breeding Striated Heron in Bahrain update – Bird record by Jehad Alammadi

Whilst birding in Bahrain on 13 May 2022 Jehad Alammadi was able to photograph a Striated Heron nesting on a boat with a nest containing four eggs. Surprisingly the bird had laid its eggs on a parked boat in a water channel (see previous post). Jehad continued to monitor the bird over the next days and on 28th May one of the four eggs hatched. Hopefully the bird will not be disturbed and can successfully raise its young in its unusual nesting location. I thank Jehad for sending me his photos and allowing me to use on my website.