Phil went to Jubail recently and had a pretty good mornings birdwatching. The highlights were 63 Grey-headed Swamphen, 2 Marsh Harrier, 5 Willow Warbler, 7 Turkestan Shrike, 2 Daurian Shrike, 1 Lesser Grey Shrike, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 8 Common Redstart and a 1 Spotted Crake. Phil mentioned there were no sign of the Greater Spotted Eagles so they hve almost certainly left for their breeding grounds. Phil also mentioned he has not seen Red-backed Shrikes so far, a comment made by a few other birders this year.
|Lesser Grey Shrike|
|Indian (Clamorous) Reed Warbler|