04 March 2016

Returning Waders – Jubail

The number of waders in the Jubail area is increasing with one or two quite unusual species being seen. An early Broad-billed Sandpiper was an unusual sighting by a small area of water alongside a track as was the well marked Black-winged Stilt seen previously that is still in the same area. More usual waders included good numbers of Kentish Plovers, Black-winged Stilts and Common Redshanks with smaller numbers of Little Stints, Ruff, Common Snipe and Green Sandpipers. Wader numbers should start building up over the next few weeks as migration gets into full swing.
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Kentish Plover 
Common Redshank
Green Sandpiper
Common Snipe