30 June 2014

Little Grebe chicks – Dhahran Hills

Little Grebe chicks can now be seen in reasonable numbers on the percolation pond with parents in attendance although a number of Little Grebes are still sitting on eggs. The number of breeding pairs this year must be over 20 which is a good breeding season for them. Other signs of breeding birds on the pond include both, Eurasian Coot with four pairs and Common Moorhen with a minimum of ten pairs but probably many more. With all these birds and young as well the pond has plenty of activity now although I cannot find anything out of the ordinary with them. The trees surrounding the pond are also very quiet with a few White-eared Bulbuls and plenty of House Sparrows about all that I can find.