4 Nov 2015

Western Marsh Harriers back in numbers at Al Asfar Lake - Bird records by Arnold Uy

On Friday October 23 Arnold Uy went to Al Asfar Lake, a very good inland lake near Al Hassa that has turned up many good birds over the years. Here he noticed a lot of Western Marsh Harriers that have returned to spend the winter in the area and counted a minimum of fourteen birds. It is amazing how fast the numbers of Western Marsh Harriers build up with the first returning birds only seen a couple of weeks ago. Arnold also saw some Yellow Wagtails and a lot of Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters a species that has been seen in exceptional numbers this autumn throughout the region. There were, however, many fewer Common Moorhen than previous visits suggesting they may be breeding at the moment?
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

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