28 Sep 2016

Two Yellow Wagtails trapped and ringed - Jubail

Whilst ringing at Jubail recently I trapped and ringed two Yellow Wagtails. This species is relatively common in the region during passage periods in both spring and autumn although more common during the spring. They are seldom ringed though, as they are very good at avoiding the nets and mainly are caught in double panel rather than four panel nets.This time both birds were caught in the bigger nets and were a pleasant surprise. Trying to work out the subspecies involved is a difficult proposition when birds are not adult males in spring but it is thought both birds that were trapped were beema / flava types.
Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail

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