11 Jan 2016

Jack Snipe a new ringing species for the site – Sabkhat Al Fasl

Whilst ringing at Sabkhat Al Fasl on 8 January I trapped and ringed a Jack Snipe, a species that we had not ringed previously at the location. The Jack Snipe is an uncommon winter visitor to the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia where it is normally found in marshy areas away from the coast from early September to early April. In the rest of Saudi Arabia it has been recorded most frequently in the Riyadh and Tabuk area and rarely in the Tihamah in the southwest and is a difficult species to see away from the three main areas. These birds are very gentle birds to handle and are very beautiful as well making them one of my favourites.
Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe

Jack Snipe

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