18 Nov 2016

Some birds from Al Asfar Lake – Records by Arnoly Uy

Arnold sent me some photos of birds taken in the Eastern Province at Al Asfar Lake near Al Hassa. He saw a flock of duck in flight that looked like Eurasian Teal as well as a few Pallid Swifts. He also found lots of Western Marsh Harriers that have come back to spend the winter in the region as well as a Western Osprey catching fish and two Common Kestrels. A less common species seen was a Greater Spotted Eagle although this is perfect habitat for them and they are common in winter at Sabkhat Al Fasl a similar site a few hundred kilometers away on the coast. I thank Arnold for sending me the details and photos and for allowing me to use them on my website.
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Teal
Pallid Swift
Pallid Swift
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle

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