8 Feb 2014

Raptors in Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv Wilson a birder and photographer from Tabuk sent me a number of photographs of birds he saw in Tabuk over the last couple of weeks. I have never been to Tabuk, which is located in the north-east of Saudi Arabia, but it is obvious from the records Viv has recorded there that the birds species and numbers differ significantly from my area in the Eastern Province. Long-legged Buzzard, Black Kite and Eastern Imperial Eagles are all scarce birds in the Eastern Province in winter with Black Kite not seen be me in the winter at all since I have been in Saudi Arabia. Viv kindly sent me some of his photos and has allowed me to reproduce them on my website below. He saw three diferent Long-legged Buzzards passing over his compound on a single day in January and saw both Black Kites and Eastern Imperial Eagle the next weekend, both with prey items.
Long-legged Buzzard
Long-legged Buzzard
Long-legged Buzzard
Long-legged Buzzard
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Black Kite

Black Kite


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