26 November 2022

Late Barn Swallows - Jubail

Whilst birdwatching the Jubail area the last few weeks I have seen a few Barn Swallows flying over and a couple landing on some dead trees. As they seemed to use the same trees regularly, so I positioned the car close by in the hope they would come in and land and allow some good photos. This is exactly what happened allowing me to take the below photos. Barn Swallow is one of the most common passage migrants in Saudi Arabia (March – May & September – October) but some birds stay well into December most years. It can be seen everywhere and often for much of the year. In addition, a few have recently been recorded breeding near Riyadh where it is a rare breeder.