17 September 2023

Whimbrels – Dhahran Cricket Field

Below are a few photos of Whimbrel I have taken over the last two weeks. I have been trying to get photos of birds on the ground as well as in flight to check the wing pattern, especially the underwing for signs of Steppe Whimbrel. I failed to find any birds looking like this subspecies but managed to get a few decent photos. Trying to take photos of the birds in flight was quite difficult when on my own, as the birds just run away and keep their distance. On occasions a runner or dog walker would flush the birds and if very lucky they would sometimes fly over me or circle around allowing some photos. Up to eight birds were on the cricket field and nearby grass football fields for the entire period mentioned with others joining and leaving after a day or so, making at least twelve birds in total.