23 Jan 2019

Winter visitors - Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail recently I came across a number of winter visitors who spend most of the winter in the Jubail area. Species seen included Daurian Shrike, Eurasian Stonechat and Pied Kingfisher. Other species seen that are resident were Common Moorhen, Grey-headed Swamphen and Squacco Heron. Wader numbers were well down on normal with only a few Green Sandpiper in evidence but the Greater Flamingo numbers have increased to 5000+. Four Greater Spotted Eagles and 20+ Western Marsh Harriers were also seen.
Daurian Shrike
Daurian Shrike
Eurasian Stonechat
Eurasian Stonechat
Pied Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Common Moorhen
Common Moorhen 
Grey-headed Swamphen
Grey-headed Swamphen
Squacco Heron
Squacco Heron


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