28 October 2013

Greater Spotted Eagles – Dhahran Hills

After a very poor winter and spring for birds of prey in the camp I have seen quite a few in recent weeks including Steppe Eagle, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Eurasian Hobby, Marsh Harrier, Pallid Harrier and today two Greater Spotted Eagles. Greater Spotted Eagles are the commonest of the large birds of prey in the camp but they are far from common. They are often seen in the trees around the percolation pond and even though there is no water in the pond these two birds were in the same place.

There were not too many other birds around of interest except three Ruff, several White Wagtails and a Garganey.