Black-headed Wagtails – Khafra Marsh

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Whilst birding the Khafra Marsh area recently, it became obvious a good number of migrants had arrived. There were very large numbers of both Black-headed Wagtails and White Wagtails feeding around on a disused farm area with the only other wagtail subspecies seen was a single beema but I did not photograph it.

There was a Black-headed Wagtail with a small white mark behind the eye that looked a little odd bit odd that is shown at the end of the photos. Several very bright male Black-headed Wagtail were also seen perched in some nearby trees and this indicates the start of passage for the species where many different subspecies should turn up in the next few weeks.

Some of the birds were quite confiding as presumably they had just arrived, and as it was early morning the light was good so I got a few good photos, some of which are shown below.

Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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