19 Mar 2016

Plenty of water birds – Jubail

The last time I visited Jubail I found plenty of water birds. Gulls numbers were high with lots of Steppe Gulls and Caspian Gulls along with a second calendar year Great Black-headed Gull. Common Black-headed Gulls were also plentiful with up to 100 birds seen, but they were still fewer in number than Slender-billed Gulls. Great Cormorants were also seen a good numbers as has been the case all winter in the Jubail area. Wader numbers are increasing with all the normal fare plus a single much less common Broad-billed Sandpiper and up to ten Marsh Sandpipers. Great White Egrets, Little Egrets and Indian Reef Herons were also common with all the Indian Reef Herons seen being white phase birds. Land birds seen included a number of singing Graceful Prinias and several Daurian Shrikes.
Common Black-headed Gull
Common Black-headed Gull
Great Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Little Egret
Little Egret
Graceful Prinia
Graceful Prinia
Daurian Shrike
Daurian Shrike

2 comments:

  1. Jem
    Well done, fantastic Portrait of cormorant,I can't close to it when i was in SAF , I think it's easier when the birds are on the coast.
    Regards
    Mansur

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mansur

      Like you say normally you cannot get close but this one was sitting by the side to the tarmac road and as we got so close I was worried it was injurred. When lookng closely though we could not see any damage to the bird at all.

      Jem

      Delete