23 Nov 2017

Pallid Harrier and Glossy Ibis – Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail area recently I have seen a few species that are less than common at the site. Harriers are normally not seen with the exception of Western Marsh Harrier which is common, so seeing a few Pallid Harriers was a surprise. Glossy Ibis is also not common and only seen once or twice a year, despite the area being one of the best, if not the best, wetland in the region. Western Great Egret was scarce at the location but has become common at the right time of year, with hundreds seen together occasionally. White-winged Tern and Dunlin are common passage migrants to the location.
Pallid Harrier
Pallid Harrier 
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Western Great Egret
Western Great Egret
Western Great Egret
Western Great Egret
White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern 
Dunlin
Dunlin

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