18 September 2014

Western Marsh Harriers return to Tabuk – Bird records by Viv Wilson

Viv Wilson has been out birding his local area of Tabuk and sent me a number of good photos of Western Marsh Harrier taken at the weekend. This species is a common winter visitor to marshes and wetlands throughout Saudi Arabia and can also be seen elsewhere on migration in September and October and April and May. Viv’s local wetland area in Tabuk is an excellent location for seeing the species, as is Sabkhat Al Fasl in the Eastern Province. Even though birds are common in winter they are not easy to take photos of due to their cautious nature so viv has done well to capture so many good photos.