05 July 2022

Breeding Little Terns – Jubail

Whilst birding at Jubail last weekend there were very few birds about with about the only things of interest being the Little Terns. Little Tern bred again in Jubail this year with the numbers of successful breeding pairs been much higher than previously as disturbance has been less in 2022. Young birds that were unable to fly were seen in very early June and now the birds can fly well and chase their parents around. Little Tern is not so easy to photograph well as they always seem to be out on the sabkha where you can’t walk as it is too soft. Occasionally you can find young birds sitting around in better places for photography waiting for their parents to come back with food, but this is not so common.