Praleesh Prasannan took the below photographs of Long-legged Buzzard near Al Hassa recently and has kindly allowed me to use them on my website. I also thank Vinu Mathew for getting me permission for there use. In the Eastern Province it is a breeding resident, which is thinly distributed in small numbers. Bird numbers appear to increase I winter so there is either an influx from elsewhere or birds move from their breeding areas to more favourable wintering sites. This winter has been a very good one for the species with birds seen over a wide area of the Eastern Province and more than normal seen in nearby Bahrain and Qatar.