06 August 2011

Breeding Namaqua Dove - Dhahran Hills

A couple of migrants yesterday on the 'patch' in the form of Barn Swallow and two Isabelline Wheatear. Waders on the percolation pond included eleven Little Stint, sixteen Little Ringed Plover, thirty six Kentish Plover and eight Black-winged Stilt. The only other bird of note was a juvenile Namaqua Dove indicating that they have bred successfully in the area this year.
 Namaqua Dove (juvenile)
Laughing Dove