01 April 2023

Pallid Swifts – Dhahran Waste Water Lake

Whilst birdwatching at the Dhahran Waste Water Lake over the last couple of weeks a steady increase in Pallid Swift has been noted. Birds are mainly flying high up but some are occasionally coming down to drink out of the lake allowing some reasonable photos to be taken. The species is a common passage migrant and breeder with a peculiar pattern of occurrence. The species is common from late January to May, scarce after this and only recorded again in good numbers from November. Breeding takes place in the winter months from November to April.