25 Mar 2017

Ringing in windy conditions - Jubail

Whilst ringing at Sabkhat Al Fasl on 17 March we caught a few birds which was very surprising as the wind was very strong. The forecast had been for calm conditions with sunshine but it turned out to be overcast and strong winds. As we had driven along way we decided to set only four nets along a partly sheltered ride but held out little hope of catching anything. As it turned out we caught 15 birds including nine species so not too bad. Species trapped included Turkestan Shrike, Common Chiffchaff, Red-spotted Bluethroat, Little Bittern, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Indian Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Eastern Stonechat and Graceful Prinia. It was not the best ringing session but was not a waste of time either.
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Indian Reed Warbler
Indian Reed Warbler
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Sedge Warbler

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