30 May 2014

Things have gone quite on the patch – Dhahran Hills

The last week has produced very few birds of note with almost no migrants seen. The only birds of note have been a couple of European Turtle Doves, a species that breeds locally and a male Little Bittern catching food on the percolation pond.  A large group of Barn Swallows were seen one night feeding around the main pond with two Common Swifts associating with them but few other birds. I was sent a photo of a Black Kite that a resident of the camp had taken in his garden in the main camp which is a good bird for here, but unfortunately I did not see the bird.
Little Bittern
European Turtle Dove
Common Swift