15 October 2015

Another Desert Monitor in the Eastern Province at Dammam Industrial City 2 – Record by Adam Richardson

Following on from my post on a Desert Monitor I saw at Ash Shargiyah Development Company Farm, near Jubail on 11 September 2015, Adam Richardson contacted me saying he had read with interest my account. He then mentioned he could add to the sightings in the Eastern Province with a specimen he photographed near #2 Industrial City Dammam on 21 August 2015. The area is a small wetland area and Adam spotted the monitor basking in the early morning sun with the wetland also offering a variety of birdlife and Arabian Red Foxes as well. Adam has kindly allowed me to use his photos on my website, which are reproduced below. As you can see they are slightly better than my poor efforts.