28 Aug 2015

Trying to trap Egyptian Nightjars – Sabkhat Al Fasl

As Phil and I found the highest number of Egyptian Nightjars ever seen in Saudi Arabia very close to my ringing site I thought we could have a chance of catching one or two. Unfortunately we failed to catch any birds even though they were close to the nets at times but always flew along the nets or flew around them as it was obvious they could see the nets without problem. We did not keep the nets up for long as we did not want to disturb the birds as they use the ringing area at present for roosting so caught very little except a juvenile Indian (Clamorous) Reed Warbler that was growing new feathers and looked a little bit worst for wear. We also caught two Graceful Prinias but nothing else.
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia


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