11 Oct 2019

Caspian Terns - Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area recently it was obvious a build up in numbers of Caspian Terns was happening. Many of the other tern numbers are dropping such as White-cheeked Tern and Little Tern but Caspian and Gull-billed Terns have increased significantly. They are common breeding residents in the Kingdom but are always nice to see. They are huge compared to the other terns and often give good opportunities for photographing them. The below photos were taken as birds flew alongside a road fishing for small Tilapia of which they were quite successful in catching. Some birds came so close that is was not possible to fit them into the camera frame using the 600mm lens.
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern
Caspian Terns & Gull-billed Terns
Gull-billed Tern
Gull-billed Tern

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