20 February 2016

Wintering Pied Kingfishers - Jubail

The weekend of 12 February Phil and I saw four Pied Kingfishers perched together in the reed-beds. There were two groups of two with three being females and a single male. These birds are wintering at the site and have been present from 23 October 2015, when a single bird was found with numbers increasing to twelve by 5 December 2015. These birds were part of a significant influx of Pied Kingfishers into the eastern part of Arabia in late October and early November 2015.