24 Jul 2017

Greater Sand Plover – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I came across a Greater Sand Plover feeding on a small area of sabkhat. The bird was an adult so it is difficult to know if it was a returning bird or a bird that has remained throughout the summer. Greater Sand Plover is a common species on passage but it is difficult to get close to them as they are normally out on the tide line or in the flooded sabkha. I managed to get quite close and take a few photos of the bird that are shown below. The only other waders seen were Kentish Plovers and Black-winged Stilts in very high numbers as well as Common Redshank.

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

Greater Sand Plover

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