16 Aug 2012

Little Ringed Plover - Dhahran Hills

Wader numbers are slowly picking up as the autumn progresses, with 17 Curlew Sandpipers seen flying over the pond one day. Seven Green Sandpipers, one Common Sandpiper and two Wood Sandpipers were feeding along the muddy edges and 23 Black-winged Stilts are still present on the pond and settling pond. Little Ringed Plover numbers have decreased over the week but there are still four birds present along with six Kentish Plovers. A white phase Indian Reef Heron was seen briefly in the reeds before flying off and the only migrants were ten Barn Swallows and a single Sand Martin.
Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover

Kentish Plover - juvenile

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