Post details: New site down south

2011-09-19

New site down south

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Abdulla discovered a new site with water and a few tamerisk trees down south near Ras Al Bar so we popped down this afternoon to see what was about. It is a small site with only a few birds at any one time but with no other trees or bushes within sight it is a real magnet for whatever is in the locality. Today we caught 6 birds, 2 orphean warblers, 1 juvenile barred warbler, 1 red-backed shrike, 1 lesser whitethroat and 1 olivaceous warbler. A nice variety for a couple of hours netting with just 1 18m net.


Adult male Orphean warbler

1st year Orphean warbler for comparison

Both birds together

1st year Barred warbler

1st year red-backed shrike

1st year Olivaceous warbler

1st year Lesser Whitethroat

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