23 December 2023

Eurasian Hoopoe - Dhahran Cricket Field

Eurasian Hoopoe is a common species in Dhahran with birds breeding each year in various places, including pipes going into houses, broken sprinkler boxes and a few more natural places. The breeding birds are supplemented by many migrants that pass through in spring and autumn when they can be the commonest bird seen in the area I bird. They are amazing birds, and some allow very close approach even on foot. Taking photos of them on the ground is not too difficult but getting them in flight is a trickier task. I managed to take a few in the last month or so and some are shown below.