6 Mar 2016

Great Cormorants – Sabkhat Al Fasl

Great Cormorant was quite an unusual bird at Sabkhat Al Fasl three or four years ago, but now it is a common winter visitor with hundreds seen on each visit. Birds can be seen in the very early morning flying into the site from their roosting areas nearby, with some birds staying all day in the wetland areas. The species was always a common winter visitor to the Eastern Province where thousands roost in the trees on my local patch each winter, and where they are sometimes abundant in coastal waters from September through March including the Jubail area near Sabkhat Al Fasl but for some reason the reserve at Sabkhat Al Fasl was not favoured by them.
Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant


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