11 Aug 2016

Namaqua Dove and others – Jubail

Namaqua Dove was quite an unusual species in Jubail until a few years ago and is now seen on almost every visit. Birding was very quite, possibly due to the very high temperatures at 49 degrees Celsius. The only birds we saw in good numbers were terns and Little Bitterns with more Little Bitterns seen than ever before for me. Terns included White-cheeked, Caspian, Gull-Billed, Sandwich and Little. Hundreds of Kentish Plovers and Black-winged Stilts were also scattered around in various locations.
Namaqua Dove - juvenile
Namaqua Dove - juvenile
Little Bittern
Little Bittern
Little Bittern
Little Bittern
Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt
Little Tern
Little Tern
White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern

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