17 June 2011

Little Ringed Plover Breeding

16/06/2011 – Dhahran Hills

Further to my post on possible breeding of Little Ringed Plover, I went out today just behind our house and saw the birds again, although again with no proof that they have chicks or eggs to show that they breed in the Dhahran area. They are, however, still present and performing distrction displays. Adrian Drummond-Hill (http://www.ajdrummond-hill.co.uk/gallery_214001.html) kindly sent me his excellent photographs of a bird he saw feigning injury to distract him (probably from a nest site) in Al-Khobar, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on 27th May 2007.