25 July 2011

Indian Reef Heron Catching Fish - Dammam - Al Khobar Wader Roost

On Friday 22nd July 2011, at the Dammam - Al Khobar wader roost I was entertained by a couple of juvenile white phase Indian Reef Herons fishing in the water at high tide. These birds were both very active and had been pushed up the far end of the creek by the rising water levels and allowed good views. They were constantly seen chasing fish with large numbers of small fish trying to elude their sharp beaks as they regularly plunged them into the water.