29 February 2012

Greater White-fronted Goose - Jubail

I have just recieved news from Andre Marais that he too saw the Russian Greater White-fronted Goose at Jubail the day after my sighting (18th February 2012), in the same place. He took a photograph of the bird and it looks to be the same individual from the markings. Andres kindly sent me his photographs and has allowed me to put them on the website. Andres also saw a Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark at the site, which although not uncommon in the area, I have yet to see at Jubail. He also took some photographs of a second calendar year Greater Spotted Eagle on the ground. There are a few people looking at Jubail now that more people know of its existance and hopefully as time goes on more and more good birds will be seen here as this is certainly the best single site I know in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
 Greater White-fronted Goose (2nd calendar year albifrons)
Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark (male)