The ‘natives’ return

Our feathered friends from the colder climes of Siberia and other parts of that region have started arriving in Bahrain at the beginning of the winter. Though the onset of the season has been somewhat delayed, it has apparently not prevented the visitors from basking in the warm waters, where they will remain for at…

On birds and bees

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
Winter is here and so are the “seasonal” birds, who, they say, come flying all the way from Siberia (really?, this far!) to enjoy the pleasant weather in Bahrain. Here it’s cold mornings in December and first half of January, mostly. Photos by Mandeep Singh From the first week of December…

Freeze out

It’s an incredibly cold day in Bahrain today. I say ‘incredible’ because the ‘apparent’ temperature is 4 degree C in a place that is known to touch 50 degrees in the summer. Even in the ‘cold’ winter months, the mercury rarely goes below the 8 or 10 degree mark. While this may seem ‘warm’ to…

Seagulls…

They have flown in again this winter. Seagulls, our winter guests, who land first in Bahrain, just before the other tourists come in. Unlike human guests, these cool white-feathered friends make this country their home through winter, and stay back to enjoy every shade of the cool weather. It’s such a humbling experience to watch…