They are back

They are back! Bahrain’s annual vacationers – the migratory birds – have returned! The first real sign of the weather easing up, cool evenings and mornings, is our feathered friends on the Arad coast. Taken this evening, this picture conveys just the start of the winter which, experts say, will be “severe” this time round,…

Birds, Pigeons, Wire, Nature

Anybody speak ‘bird’?

Several moments before I took this picture, I wondered what these birds might be saying to each other after a rather strenuous day out. The racket they made was deafening and ‘exciting’. They were visibly happy, however. I wish we spoke their language. How awesome would that be?


Reaching for the sky

What I am interested in with birds, just as I am with spiders or monkeys, is what they do and why they do it. Pigeons take to the skies near the Bahrain Financial Harbour Twin Towers, Manama. Summer 2015


And then they kissed!

I have observed these love birds – a pair of doves really – for the last few days – and have seen them perched ‘beak-in-beak’ on trees, on the fence, the satellite dish and the wall – as if madly in ‘first-time’ love! However, this evening when I took to the camera in trying to…


The Huddle

Pigeons gather on the parapet of a mosque in Manama late in the evening, perhaps to catch up on the day’s happenings and exchange ‘gossip’. The community spirit among birds is something that we humans should take as an example and implement in our own lives.