12 June 2017

Some late migrants– Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area in early June there were still a few migrants around including over 30 Red-backed Shrikes, five Spotted Flycatchers and a single late Pied Wheatear. Red-backed Shrike and Spotted Flycatcher are typical late migrants with many records in June but Pied Wheatear have normally passes by the end of May. I also saw a single Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin a summer breeder, but a species rarely seen by me in Jubail. Wader numbers have decreased markedly but a couple of Wood Sandpipers were still about among the breeding Black-winged Stilts, Kentish Plovers and Little Ringed Plovers.
Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

Spotted Flycatcher

Pied Wheatear

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Wood Sandpiper