30 December 2012

Bluethroats – Alba Marsh (Bahrain)

Ringing at Alba Marsh has produced the normal birds with a few Bluethroats still being caught. We caught an adult male on 6th December, with a ring that had been put on it on 12th December 2011. This shows this bird is site faithful for its wintering area and has travelled from Bahrain to its breeding grounds and back since we last caught it. It would be very interesting to know where the bird travelled to, to breed. We also caught two first calendar year females where you can see the difference in the amount of colour on the throat area of all three birds. Bluethroats winter in good numbers in the region and Alba Marsh is a good site to see and catch them.