2 Jun 2017

A pretty good morning at Jubail – Bird records by Phil Roberts

Phil Roberts went to Jubail in May and had a pretty good day there. He mentioned that Red-backed shrikes were out in force and he saw a total of 22 birds. In addition he had four Lesser Grey Shrikes, five Turkestan Shrikes and a Daurian Shrike.  Other migrants included Willow Warblers, a female Blackcap, three Whinchat, four Common Redstart (all female), 10 Spotted Flycatchers, five Common Whitethroat, one Upcher's Warbler, one Collared Pratincole, a solitary Yellow Wagtail (flava), 20 European Bee-eaters and a Red-throated Pipit.  Other interesting birds included a solitary Marsh Harrier, two Eurasian Spoonbill, seven Little Bittern, one Rufous Scrub Robin, a flock of 21 Common Greenshank and the first returning White-cheeked Terns (approximately 10). 
Whinchat
Whinchat
White-eared Bulbul
White-eared Bulbul
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Common Whitethroat
Common Whitethroat
Common Greenshank
Common Greenshank
Red-throated Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Spotted Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher

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