29 May 2014

Eurasian Golden Orioles & more in Udhailiyah – Bird records by Nishan Xavier

Nishan sent me an e-mail with a number of photographs of birds he had seen recently in Udhailliyah Heights, Saudi Aramco camp. He has kindly allowed me to use the photos on my website and they are reproduced below. Udhailliyah is well inland and shows that the Eurasian Golden Oriole movement this year is widespread with my wife even seeing one in our garden, unfortunately I was at work and did not see it. It is also interesting to note Red-vented Bulbul is present in Udhailliyah as this is a scarce bird in Dhahran. The other species shown are all common birds in Dhahran, but not so easy to photograph well.
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Spotted Flycatcher
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Common Redstart - male
Common Redstart - female
House Sparrow
Namaqua Doves