12 March 2021

Migrants Arriving – Jubail

Whilst birding the Jubail area in early March I came across a good number of migrants including an early Woodchat Shrike, as well as a Masked Shrike and a Daurian Shrike both of which could be either migrants of overwintering birds. Other interesting species seen included a Spur-winged Lapwing, a species becoming much commoner in the Eastern Province over the last ten years and a large flock of 150+ Pied Avocet. A Grey Wagtail was located in a tree and the first Pied Wheatears of the spring were seen. As always, few Grey-headed Swamphens were seen during the visit.

Daurian Shrike

Grey Wagtail

Masked Shrike

Pied Avocet

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear

Grey-headed Swamphen

Spur-winged Lapwing

Woodchat Shrike