23 May 2013

Five Little Terns – Dhahran Hills

Dhahran Hills has been very quiet for a few days now with very little sign of migration. The only really unusual occurrence was five Little Terns, flying around the percolation pond. This is the largest number of this species I have seen at a single time on the ‘patch’. Little Tern is common along the coast at this time of year and breed in a few areas in the Eastern Province but normally only one or two birds are seen on the pond.
Little Tern
Little Tern
 Other signs of migration included a Lesser Grey Shrike and two adult male Red-backed Shrikes in the spry fields and 15 Sand Martins flying over the same area.
Lesser Grey Shrike