26 Sep 2017

Migrants returning - Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail in September the first real return of migrants was seen. Obvious migrants included European Bee-eaters and shrikes including Red-backed, Turkestan, Daurian and Woodchat. Other migrants seen were Northern Shoveller and Isabelline Wheatear with plenty of Red-throated Pipits flying over. The injured Greater Spotted Eagle is still present so hopefully, its wing is mending and it will soon be fit to fly. It has been around for some months now and looks fit and healthy apart from its wing. Unfortunately, it could not be caught for treatment. We also saw an adult Black-crowned Night-Heron an unusual species at the location.
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
Greater Spotted Eagle
Greater Spotted Eagle
Isabelline Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Northern Shoveler
Turkestan Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Woodchat Shrike

4 comments:

  1. Hello Jem. Is this the Al Fasl area? I am a novice birder and your blog is a huge help. May I share a few of my clicks with you?

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    1. This is the general area but SAF has lots of security so mainly around the nearby areas

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    2. Mubashir

      I would love you to share your photos with me.

      Jem

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  2. Thanks Jem. I will email a few of my photos. Please don't mind the quality - I am a true novice. May I bother you with asking where specifically is the 'general area' in Jubail?

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