30 Sep 2016

Eurasian Wryneck trapped and ringed - Jubail

Whilst ringing on 23 September Nicole and I trapped and ringed a Eurasian Wryneck. We have only caught one Eurasian Wryneck at the site before on 10 April 2015, so this was a pleasant surprise when seen in the net. They are regular migrants through the region although are an uncommon passage migrants in the Eastern Province where we ring. They are beautiful birds in the hand and are very gentle. They also move their heads around in a very unusual manner. This is the first Eurasian Wryneck I have seen in the Eastern Province this year making the experience even better.
Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck

Eurasian Wryneck

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