11 October 2011

White-tailed Lapwing - Sabkhat Al Fasl

White-tailed Lapwing is a scarce bird in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and occurs as a migrant and has winter previosuly. I saw one last weekend at Sabkhat Al Fasl and agian this weekend (6th October) I saw another, or more likely the same bird again. This time I managed to get much better views of the bird and was able to take a few photogrpahs of it on the ground at the edge of the main lake as well as in flight. The weekend before it was very distant on a newly flooded area at the back of the reserve. Although much closer this weekend it was very flighty as there were quite a few hunters shooting in the area and I could not get really close.