25 July 2012

Plenty of terns - Sabkhat Al Fasl

A trip to Sabkhat Al Fasl at the weekend was good for Terns. There are now plenty of White-cheeked Terns feeding almost fully grown juveniles along the main track to the water treatment plant. Some of these birds are beginning to look very-worn, plumage wise, but they are finding it very easy to catch fish at this site. Other terns included 10+ Caspian Terns and three Gull-billed Terns as well as a small group of 25 Little/Saunder’s Terns. Six White-winged Terns were a nice sight with four moulting adults in almost full breeding plumage along with two adult winter plumaged birds.

White-cheeked Tern
White-cheeked Tern in flight
White-winged Tern
Gull-billed Tern