09 May 2024

Pallid Swift – Dhahran Waste Water Lake

An early morning trip to Dhahran Waste Water Lake in early May produced a reasonable number of Pallid Swift are still around, dropping down occasionally to drink from the lake. The species is a common passage migrant and breeder with a peculiar pattern of occurrence. They are common from late January to May, scarce after this and only recorded again in good numbers from November. Breeding takes place in the winter months from November to April. As the light was good after the recent heavy rain, I managed to take a few decent photos some of which are shown below.