04 October 2017

Beema Yellow Wagtail – Jubail

Whilst birdwatching the Jubail area at the end of September I came across a small group of Sykse's Yellow Wagtail beema. The Yellow Wagtail is a common passage migrant through the whole of Arabia with many thousands passing through the Eastern Province alone. Birds are common in the spring migration period but less common in autumn and nice plumaged birds like the one in the photo below are not common during this period. As the birds are constantly on the move looking for food they are not easy to get good photos of and as this one was seen just after first light the light was low making fast shutter speeds difficult to obtain. The birds were feeding with a small group of Greater Short-toed Larks a species they favour associating with whilst on passage in the Eastern Province.
Sykse's Yellow Wagtail