20 Sep 2015

Plenty of waders – Dhahran Expro Wader Roost

A trip to the Dhahran Expro Wader Roost produced plenty of waders of a good variety of species. The tide was not ideal but plenty of birds were along the edges including both Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers in small numbers. Curlew Sandpipers, Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwits and Dunlins had the largest number of birds with lesser numbers of Ruddy Turnstones, Common Redshanks and Common Greenshanks. There were much smaller numbers of Green Sandpipers, Terek Sandpipers and Grey Plovers. Other birds seen included very large numbers of Slender-billed Gulls with many first calendar year birds along with adults indicating a good breeding season. Several Indian Reef Herons of both black and white morphs were present as well as lots of Gull-billed Terns and two Caspian Terns. The only passerines of note seen were several Isabelline Wheatears hiding from the sun under the small bushes long the edge of the wet areas.

Whimbrel
Whimbrel
Bar-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Common Greenshank
Common Greenshank
Common Redshank
Common Redshank
Curlew Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Eurasian Curlew
Eurasian Curlew
  Lesser Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Green Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper

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