12 Jan 2016

Black Bush Robin and more near Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv sent me a few photos a week or so ago of birds he has seen in the Tabuk area and I have only just managed to get time to add them to my website. One bird was a Black Bush Robin a bird that is not seen in the Eastern Province but one that is expanding its range north and east so hopefully will occur here soon. They currently reach the Riyadh area but no further East. As always Viv saw a number of different species of birds of prey including Pallid Harrier, Common Kestrel and Steppe Buzzard. He also continued a good run of sightings of Citrine Wagtail, a species recently regarded as scarce but now has a changed status of uncommon throughout the Kingdom. Viv also mentioned that they are now pumping water back into his old wetland area as well as maintaining wet areas in the new area where he photographed a few Black-winged Stilts.
Black Bush Robin
Black Bush Robin
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Citrine Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Pallid Harrier 
Steppe Buzzard

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