19 May 2016

Shrikes in Dhahran – Record by Paul Wells

Paul Wells has been out and about around the golf course in Dhahran and has seen quite a few shrikes. Most have been Red-backed Shrikes a species that becomes common in the region in May but he has also seen a few Lesser Grey Shrikes. This is a much less common species but this year appears to have been a good one as many people have seen them in various locations in the Eastern Province and in good numbers. Some years a lot of birds are seen in May and in other years only a handful. Another good shrike seen in Dhahran in recent days is a Masked Shrike. I thank Paul for sending me details of his sightings as well as photos and for allowing me to use his photos on my website that are reproduced below.
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike 
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike

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