23 December 2011

Lesser Kestrel - Dhahran Hills

Lesser Kestrel sightings were less common the Common Kestrel, although when seen they were often in groups, meaning more total numbers of Lesser Kestrel were seen during the spring. The photographs below are of three different birds (male top photograph and female bottom two photographs) out of the flock of eight seen on 5th May 2011.

Lesser Kestrel sightings in spring 2011:-

Group of nine birds - 1st May (Golf Course)
Group of eight birds - 5th May (Scrubby Desert Dhahran Hills)
Adult Male - 17th May (Spray Fields Dhahra Hills)
Adult Male & Adult Female - 24th May (Spray Fields Dhahran Hills)