27 September 2012

Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard - Dhahran Hills

I am just back from a trip to Baha in the Asir Mountains in south-west Saudi Arabia where I went for a family break. I did manage to do a little bit of birding and saw a few good birds whilst there. Migration was much more evident on the west coast than it is on the east coast and the number of birds seen was impressive compared to what I am used to. I will post details of what I saw when I have time to sort through the photos and make some notes. I was away for three days and was glad to be back on the patch and was even more pleased to see that a few more migrants were about than was the case when I left. I also saw my first Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard since the spring at one of the favourite burrows of the species by the edge of the percolation pond.

Arabian Spiny-tailed Lizard