30 Apr 2016

Birds in a Dhahran back garden – Bird records by Paul Wells

Paul Wells a local birdwatcher in Dhahran Saudi Aramco camp sent me a few photographs of birds taken in his back garden. The birds were mainly passage migrants in the form of Common Redstart a species that has been passing through the Eastern Province in large numbers in recent days and can be seen all over the camp at present, as well as Isabelline Wheatear and Whinchat. Whinchat has only just started passing through this spring with my first sighting last weekend whilst Isabelline Wheatear is a common passage migrant and winter visitor and can be seen in small numbers in many areas. Paul also photographed a Red-vented Bulbul a breeding species but one that is much less common than the related White-eared Bulbul that can be seen almost anywhere in the camp. I thank Paul for sending me his photos and for allowing me to use them on my website.
Common Redstart
Common Redstart
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Red-vented Bulbul
Red-vented Bulbul
Whinchat
Whinchat

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