18 Jan 2016

Pied Kingfishers remain until 2016 – Sabkhat Al Fasl

Whilst ringing at Sabkhat Al Fasl I stopped to look for the Pied Kingfishers that had been present in late 2015. I went to their favourite branch in the water bit they were not there and the branch was broken. Looking around the nearby area produced one bird sitting in the reeds and another on a dead branch but no sign of any others. My time was very limited so there were probably others around that I did not find. The winter has seen a major influx of birds into Saudi Arabia with additional birds turning up in Riyadh where at least three have been seen as well as other areas such Sabkhat Al Fasl.
Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher

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