20 November 2012

Clamorous Reed Warblers still calling – Dhahran Hills

Clamorous Reed Warblers are common in the reed beds around the percolation pond and as the reeds have grown really well this year there seem to be more birds than usual. The species is mainly resident in the region but small scale local movements do occur to good wetland sites, so the pond has probably got a few more birds now than in the breeding season. Common Snipe are not easy to see on the ‘patch’ as there is quite a bit of cover, but if you can find an open wet area Common Snipe are often present at this time of year. Other good birds seen include the first Pallid Swift for many months flying over the percolation pond and a Western Marsh Harrier.
Clamorous Reed Warbler
Common Snipe