21 Apr 2021

Some interesting birds – Jubail

Whilst birding Jubail recently I came across seven Black-crowned Night Heron, including adults and a juvenile bird. These birds could be breeding at the wetlands of Jubail but this has not be confirmed yet one hundred percent. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robins were still around for the third weekend as where good numbers of Tree and Red-throated Pipits. Tern numbers are increasing with Little Tern, four summer plumaged Whiskered Terns and three White-winged Terns seen amongst the large numbers of Caspian Terns. Good numbers of both Turkestan and Daurian Shrikes were also seen with three Spotted Crakes hiding themselves in the reed fringes. A single late Greater Spotted Eagle and ten Western Marsh Harriers are still present from the winter but will be departing shortly for their breeding grounds. Wader numbers remain fairly low although good numbers of Wood Sandpipers are passing at present.

Turkestan Shrike

Turkestan Shrike

Daurian Shrike

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Little Egret

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron


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