12 Oct 2017

A few water birds – Jubail

Jubail, as it is close to the Arabian Gulf is a good place to see water birds. Terns are always present and this time of year they are mainly Caspian Terns, Gull-billed Terns and migrant White-winged Terns. Duck can sometimes be seen if the disturbance levels are low including Northern Shoveler, Eurasian Teal and Garganey. Other birds that are common are herons with Little Egret and Indian Reef Heron being the most common at this time of year. Three of the more unusual Glossy Ibis were also seen recently. Large numbers of gulls use the area in winter but at present Slender-billed Gulls are the only gulls seen in any numbers.
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern 
Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler
Slender-billed Gull
Slender-billed Gull

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