23 Jan 2016

Pharaoh Eagle Owl & more near Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv Wilson went out birding around the Tabuk area last weekend and saw a number of good birds including a couple of surprises. He found a Pharaoh Eagle Owl in a tree near his favourite wetland, which was a few kilometres away from where he had seen one a few weeks previously, so could well have been a different bird. Another surprise for Viv was the return of the White-tailed Lapwing flock that spends some winters in the area, with at least eight birds seen together. In the desert Viv found a male Desert Wheatear as well as a few Common Kestrels and also three Griffon Vultures a species not seen so frequently in the Kingdom.
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
Pharaoh Eagle Owl
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Common Kestrel
Desert Wheatear
Desert Wheatear

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