20 Jun 2011

White-eared Bulbul & House Sparrow

17/06/2011 – Half Moon Bay

I did not go out birdwatching today for the first time since February so I am posting some pictures taken at the weekend at Half Moon Bay, a beach area near Dhahran. There were not many birds at Half Moon Bay, Al-Khobar on Thursday, but the few that were there all wanted to join us in a picnic on the beach. The following photographs were taken of the birds lining up to feed on any scraps of food left behind by us. The top two birds are White-eared Bulbuls and the bottom photograph a male House Sparrow.


  1. Hi Jem. I
    Lovely close-up images.

    believe the Bulbul has now been renamed White-eared Bulbul to avoid conflict with the White-cheeked Bulbul of the Himalaya region.

  2. Barty,

    Thanks for the correction in name. I have changed it throughout the website now.

    Also thanks regarding the photos as I know how good you are at taking bird photos - I have a long way to catch up.