13 Aug 2017

Bird numbers picking up - Jubail


Bird numbers are picking up again as autumn migration gathers pace with a few migrants seen for the first time this autumn at the site including Eurasian Hoopoe with three birds seen. Numbers of Squacco Heron have also increased markedly from three birds to well over twenty. Greater Flamingo numbers are now around three thousand birds with many juveniles seen as well as adults. The main migrants seen were waders with plenty of Little Stints, Kentish Plover and Black-winged Stilts. Other waders seen in smaller numbers included Curlew Sandpiper, Greater Sand Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Common Sandpiper and Ruff. Plenty of terns were also around including Gull-billed Tern, White-winged Tern, Caspian Tern, Little Tern, Saunders Tern and White-cheeked Tern.
Eurasian Hoopoe
Eurasian Hoopoe
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron
Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo
Little Stint
Little Stint
Greater Sand Plover
Greater Sand Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone
White-cheeked Tern - adult
White-cheeked Tern - adult
White-cheeked Tern - juvenile
White-cheeked Tern - juvenile
White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern

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