21 Oct 2015

Blue Rock Thrush and more Udhailiyah Heights – Bird records by Nishan Xavier

Nishan Xavier is a birdwatcher from Udhailiyah who takes some excellent photographs. He has sent me a few pictures he has taken in the last couple of weeks and has kindly allowed me to use them on my website some of whoch are shown below. Most of the photos were taken on 27 September at Udhailiyah heights an area of the Saudi Aramco compound. Birds like Eurasian Hoopoe and Isabelline Wheatear have been passing through the region in good numbers in recent weeks and have also been seen in Udhailiyah. Blue Rock Thrush is a much less common species and I have not seen one this autumn in the Eastern Province, although they are seen uncommonly in the region. Nishan’s record is thus interesting showing birds pass well inland through the region.
Blue Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear 
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe

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