19 June 2011

House Sparrow Breeding

18/06/2011 – Dhahran Hills

I saw the first positive signs of House Sparrow breeding successfully this year in Dhahran when I saw a fully fledged youngster on the netting around the percolation pond.

Otherwise things are very quite now here and the only late migrant I saw was a single Barn Swallow over the scrubby desert and agian over the percolation pond.

I also saw a large blue dragonfly that I think was an Arabian Emperor (Anax parthenope) - the first one I have see here at the edge of the percolation pond but was not able to get any photographs as it did not land. I need to check on this to make sure of the identification.