31 October 2016

Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron at Abu Hadriyah – Record by Arnold Uy

Arnold has taken some photographs of Black-crowned Night Heron from the main wetland at Abu Hadriyah that he has sent to me and kindly allowed me to use. Black-crowned Night Heron is an uncommon migrant to most areas of Saudi Arabia but in the Riyadh area is a common spring and autumn passage migrant passing early February to early June and again from late July to early November and rarely as late as December with birds now regularly breeding in the area. In the Eastern Province it is an uncommon migrant noted more often in autumn than spring. Juveniles occur from September through November and sometimes into February. Spring occurrences are irregular from April to May.