30 November 2013

A few Common Chiffchaffs - Deffi Park (Jubail)

I went to Deffi Park in Jubail very early in the morning to see if any interesting birds had arrived after the poor weather. Unfortunately when I arrived I found almost all the grass areas had been dug up for new irrigation to be put in place. The park has a large number of well-grown trees so I looked in these to see what may be about. There was one Lesser Whitethroat and 20+ Common Chiffchaffs in the trees but very little else. The only grass area was partly flooded by the recent rain and had five Common Greenshank and two Little Egrets. Common birds seen included White Wagtail, Common Myna, House Sparrow and Laughing Dove. The only other birds on note were a Eurasian Sparrowhawk and several hundred Great Cormorant flying over. I hope they re-grass the area soon as this site was very poor without the attraction of the grass for passing birds.
Common Greenshank
Common Myna
Laughing Dove
Common Chiffchaff