13 Dec 2016

More Greater Spotted Eagles and Grey-headed Swamphens – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I have been seeing plenty of Greater Spotted Eagles with over ten seen on some occasions. They are often out on the sabkha, on power pylons or sitting on posts or the ground. Western Marsh Harriers are also common and significantly outnumber the eagles with more than 30 harriers seen on each visit. The other species that has been seen in good numbers is Purple Swamphen where birds are congregating together and out in the open more as the cold weather approaches and Greater Flamingos that are building up in numbers and approaching 1000 birds. A small flock of Spanish Sparrows was seen, that were the first ones we have seen this winter. Birds generally stay throughout the winter but move off during the spring and summer months.
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
Western Marsh Harrier
Western Marsh Harrier
Grey-headed Swamphens
Grey-headed Swamphens

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