6 Feb 2016

A flock of Common House Martin - Jubail

Whilst birding near Jubail Phil and I found a group of over 50 Common House Martins associating with a flock of similar numbers of Barn Swallows. The Common House Martin is a common passage migrant, which moves very early in the spring. Their spring passage is quite spread out and lasts until mid-March although stragglers occur until May. The return autumn passage is short occurring in September and early October. It is always nice to see this species and worth checking thoroughly for the as yet unrecorded in Saudi Arabia Asian House Martin.
Common House Martin

Common House Martin

Common House Martin

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