18 October 2015

Sanjar the Sociable Plover in Saudi Arabia – details from Amazing Journey website

Sanjar the male Sociable Lapwing has reached Saudi Arabia, after spending a few days in northern Iraq. He was tagged on 1 August 2015, near Aktybek, in Kazakhstan with his name meaning ‘prince’ in Azeri. In order to help spot him during migration he was colour ringed with a combination of orange over yellow on his left leg and red over orange on his right leg. He also has a satellite tag number 126654 fitted. The details above and the map below, from 2 October, are from the Amazing Journey website http://www.birdlife.org/sociable-lapwing/ where you can also follow his and other Sociable Lapwings movements. It will be interesting to see if he winters in Saudi Arabia or moves on further either within the country or elsewhere.