27 Apr 2016

Birds around Dhahran golf course – Bird Records by Paul Wells

Paul Wells has been looking at the birds around the old golf course in Dhahran and seeing some interesting migrants. Some of these birds like Lesser Kestrel, although quite common at the right time of year in the Eastern Province are much scarcer in Dhahran Camp and are not seen every year, with many of those that are seen just flying over. This makes the stunning male bird Paul saw and photographed a very good sighting. Another migrant see irregularly but sometimes in good numbers in Dhahran Camp in certain years is the Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush. The Ortolan Buntings seen by Paul some days ago were still present with up to three birds seen in a similar area to where one was seen previously.
Lesser Kestrel
Lesser Kestrel
Ortolan Buntings
Ortolan Buntings
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush
Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

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