24 May 2023

Football Fields – Dhahran Hills

After the amazing number of birds seen on the football fields last weekend, I decided to see what was present. It was clear from general birding that the large fall of birds (Shrikes, Wagtails etc) had departed, and the fields had no migrants at all, just a few local residents. Nine Eurasian Hoopoe were nice to see, with some close to the edge allowing photos and a few Common Myna were present on the grass with one flying off after being disturbed by the gardeners and flying right over my head. The only other birds I saw were House Sparrows which were numerous and mainly picking insects off the grass with a few perched on weeds to the side of the fields. 

Eurasian Hoopoe

Common Myna

Common Myna

House Sparrow - female