4 Dec 2020

Wader passage – Jubail

Wader numbers in Jubail have fluctuated over the last month. It has been a poor season for Sand Plovers with very low numbers of Greater Sand Plover and virtually no Lesser Sand Plovers. Black-winged Stilt and Kentish Plover are local breeding residents and have remained in good numbers with very large numbers of Dunlin and Little Stint present. The numbers of Dunlin are the highest I have seen in my ten years in Kingdom. Smaller numbers of Broad-billed Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Common Snipe, Curlew Sandpiper, Pied Avocet, Ruff, Temminck’s Stint, Marsh Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper have all be seen.

Black-winged Stilt

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Common Sandpiper

Common Snipe

Common Snipe

Dunlin

Dunlin

Dunlin

Dunlin

Kentish Plover

Little Stint

Little Stint

Marsh Sandpiper

Pied Avocet

Ruff

Ruff




2 comments:

  1. Hello, great shots ! Just to add that the three photo of the Curlew Sandpiper show a dulin.
    Regards

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  2. Thanks - typo whilst editing. Not the first or last time I am sure.

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