19 Mar 2015

A few migrants in Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv has been sending a few photographs of birds seen in his local area around Tabuk in northwest Saudi Arabia. Some of them are still wintering species such as White Wagtail, Western Marsh Harrier, Black Kite, Red-spotted Bluethroat and Common Chiffchaff whilst others are migrants such as Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Pallid Harrier, Ruff, Turkestan Shrike and Black-headed Wagtail. I am not sure of the status of White-tailed Lapwing and Common Kestrel in the area as they could be either winter visitors or passage migrants.
Black Kite
Black Kite
Red-spotted Bluethroat
Red-spotted Bluethroat
Common Chiffchaff
Common Chiffchaff
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
White Wagtail
White Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Black-headed Wagtail
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear
Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Ruff
Ruff
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel

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