31 August 2012

Black-eared Kite (Jubail) – Bird records by Tim Pinkston

Tim Pinkston took the following photographs of two Black-eared Kites on 13th July 2012 in the Murjan Compound in Jubail Industrial City. The two birds circled the compound for the better part of the day but have not been seen subsequently. These records match nicely with the group of 15 birds I saw on Abu Ali Island on 22nd June that I never saw again. Tim has kindly given me permission to use his photos on my website and these records help build a better understanding of the Sub-species occurrence in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, where the records mentioned above appear to be the first ones for the region.