26 September 2023

Yellow Wagtails – Dhahran Hills

Whilst birding the Dhahran Hills Cricket Field in mid-September I found a few Yellow Wagtails allowing close views and photos to be taken. They varied in plumage considerably and there was more than one sub-species present. The Yellow Wagtail is a common passage migrant with various subspecies occurring but they are much commoner in the spring than the autumn. Autumn numbers are still relatively high with tens of birds generally seen during the migration period from late August until late October. This is the first time I have seen so many on the Cricket Field and will keep looking over the next few weeks to see if anything interesting turns up amongst them.