14 February 2014

Eurasian Hoopoe at Al Khobar – Bird record by Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson contacted me recently and mentioned he had, had a very nice and unexpected visitors to his compound (near the Rainbow roundabout in Al Khobar). A pair of Eurasian Hoopoe had stopped by for a visit. I have noticed myself in nearby Dhahran a few Eurasian Hoopoes appear to be on the move and may well be signs of starting migration. The species is resident in this area in small numbers so could also indicate local movement? Adam took the photographs through the window and some of the shots were unable to be captured in focus due to the close proximity (less than 3 metres). Adam has kindly allowed me to use his photos on my website three of which are reproduced below.