15 Dec 2016

A few birds at Khafrah Marsh – Records by Arnold Uy

Arnold went to Khafrah Marsh a large wetland area on the main Abu Hadryiah highway last weekend and saw a few interesting birds. One was a male Eurasian Sparrowhawk, a winter visitor to the Eastern Province, where female/immatures are much commoner than males. Arnold also saw a Greater Spotted Eagle and a few Squacco Herons, a species that is common during the year but with a buildup in numbers during the winter months. Caspian Tern is a regular visitor to wetland areas near the coast but less common as far inland as Khafrah Marsh although they are still regularly seen here.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern

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