25 February 2018

Long-legged Buzzard in Dhahran – Bird record by Paul Wells

Paul Wells recently found a Long-legged Buzzard in Dhahran, an unusual occurrence t]for the location. In the Eastern Province it is a breeding resident, which is thinly distributed in small numbers. Bird numbers appear to increase in winter so there is either an influx from elsewhere or birds move from their breeding areas to more favourable wintering sites. This winter has been a very good one for the species with birds seen over a wide area of the Eastern Province and is the second good winter in a row.