4 Nov 2016

Ringing typical east coast wetland birds - Jubail

Nicole and I went ringing at Sabkhat Al Fasl 28 October and caught the typical wetland birds we normally catch with plenty of Indian (Clamorous) Reed Warblers and a few Common Kingfishers. We also caught a single Great Reed Warbler, two Caspian (European) Reed Warbler, several Graceful Prinias and two Little Bitterns. Other birds trapped included a Turkestan Shrike and the first Bluethroats of the autumn. It was quite hard work ringing in the high humidity but we ended up with 34 birds trapped and ringed in total so not too bad. Numbers decreased markedly around 10:00 hrs as normal so we left the site by 12:00 hrs.
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Great Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Little Bittern
Common Kingfisher - male
Common Kingfisher - male
Common Kingfisher - female
Common Kingfisher - female
European (Caspian) Reed Warbler
European (Caspian) Reed Warbler
European (Caspian) Reed Warbler
European (Caspian) Reed Warbler
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
House Sparrow
House Sparrow



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