7 Nov 2016

A few herons – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I saw a few interesting herons. Many Grey Herons and Western Great Egrets were flying around but also in amongst them was a single Purple Heron. Numbers of Squacco Heron are also increasing as winter arrives with many juvenile birds. Wader numbers are decreasing but the odd Greater Sand Plover can still be found amongst the commoner Little Stints and Kentish Plovers. Otherwise it is resident species that are making up the numbers with Indian (Clamorous) Reed Warblers being seen in good number as are Grey-headed Swamphens.
Western Great Egret
Western Great Egret
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Indian Reed Warbler
Indian Reed Warbler
Grey-headed Swamphen
Grey-headed Swamphen

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