12 December 2016

Blue Rock Thrush – Dhahran

Yesterday I found a female Blue Rock Thrush in Dhahran near my office. It was very confiding and allowed close and prolonged views but unfortunately I did not have my camera. It is unusual to see Blue Rock Thrush in December, as they are normally passage migrant birds. This bird only stayed for a day so may have been a late migrant. Blue Rock Thrush is an uncommon passage migrant to the Eastern Province and is not often seen on the coast with most birds moving well inland before settling. I have added a photo of a bird I took in Dhahran a few years ago, as I did not photograph this bird.
Blue Rock Thrush