07 October 2013

Western White Stork again - Dhahran Hills

The same Western White Stork as last month returned to the Dhahran Hills football field after going missing for over a week. Plumage wise the bird appears to be the same individual and as they are scarce in the Eastern Province it is also more likely to be the same bird. It allows close approach now as it is used to the runners and people playing on the playing fields and only flys when someone gets too close and then normally only up onto the floodlights where it stays a while and returns to the grass once it feels safe again. It is great to have such a good looking and scarce bird staying around the camp as it adds interest to the days birding.