01 April 2017

Egyptian Nightjar in Dhahran – Records by Paul Wells

Paul Wells has been doing his usual patch of Dhahran near the golf course and has been seeing the usual fare of Shrikes and Wheatears on the golf course. He did manage to see two Egyptian Nightjars on 18 March that were incredibly hard to spot, especially against the wet sand at the moment. He only knew they were there because he almost stepped on one. I have seen a few around the camp over the years but never one in March before. They may be starting to breed in the area hence March records occurring as I have heard of other March records in the Eastern Province this year. I thank Paul for sending me the details and for allowing me to use his photo shown below.
Egyptian Nightjar