24 January 2014

A few waders Dhahran & Dammam Wader roosts – Bird records by Phil Roberts

Phil Robert’s went birding to the Dammam Al Khobar wader roost south and Dhahran Expro wader roosts on Friday afternoon. Phil said the wader numbers were quite high with many of the common waders present including Common Redshank, Common Ringed Plover, Marsh Sandpiper (of which there has been good numbers this winter), Little Stint and Black-winged Stilt present. Phil managed to photograph all these species and kindly sent me his photos to use on my website. He also saw a few other waders not photographed including Eurasian Curlew, Whimbrel and Ruff but no Lesser Sand Plovers or Greater Sand Plovers were noted.
Common Redshank
Black-winged Stilt
Common Ringed Plover
Little Stint
Marsh Sandpiper