Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ringing in Jubail on February 23rd

The birds we encountered were a mix of some old and new friends.  Some familiar birds included Blue Throats, King Fishers, Clamorous Reed Warblers, and a Desert Wheatear.  

Desert Wheatear I photographed at then end of the morning.
I got another chance to go to the nets with Jem and Nicole because I had my waders.  It was a good thing too, because there was A LOT of water.  
Returning from the nets with mostly Blue Throats ready to be ringed.

Some friends we met for the first time were the Little Crake and the Spanish Sparrow.  The Little Crake is so rare that when we tried to register it on ebird, it did not let us!  Because of the close identification, and Jem's expertise, we knew we had the right ID.

Rarely seen Little Crake
Spanish Sparrow
I cannot wait for my next ringing adventure!