15 May 2024

Still lots of Purple Heron - Dhahran Waste Water Lake

The Waste Water Lake at Dhahran is still holding a lot of Purple Heron with well over ten birds seen each trip. At one stage I saw ten in flight together with others in the reeds and waters edge so I suspect at least 15 birds are present which is a very large count for Dhahran. The birds are often seen flying around and sometimes come overhead allowing good photos to be taken of them. The light has to be in the right position to get the birds with no shadows on them but the last few days I have managed to get a few photos showing the underwing nicely. They are the commonest heron now at the lake even outnumbering Grey Heron.