16 July 2023

Warblers breeding – Jubail area

Whilst birding the Jubail area in late-June I sat for an hour or so watching the movements of warblers in a small section of reeds that was easily viewable. There were quite a few warblers calling with most being Clamorous Reed Warblers or Caspian Reed Warblers although Graceful Prinias were also singing occasionally. The birds were not performing well but rather staying out of sight when singing although occasionally one would climb up a reed stem and allow some photos to be taken. All three species mentioned are common breeding birds in Jubail and all now are resident in the area. Another species seen was Great Reed Warbler, which is a common passage migrant but not so regularly seen in summer. The only other species that was visible was House Sparrow with a small flock of about twenty birds in the reeds.

Caspian Reed Warbler

Caspian Reed Warbler

Clamorous Reed Warbler

Great Reed Warbler

House Sparrow