Greater Flamingo flocks – Jubail

Greater Flamingo flocks – Jubail



Whilst birding the Jubail area recently I recorded plenty of Greater Flamingos in several large groups. Numbers possibly amounted to over three thousand birds, a good count to the location.

I also saw Grey-headed Swamphen a species that breed in the area as well as the less common Purple Heron and Spanish Sparrow.

Wintering Daurian Shrikes were around in good numbers as well but otherwise it was relatively quiet.

Greater Flamingo1
Greater Flamingo
Greater Flamingo2
Greater Flamingo
Grey headed Swamphen1
Grey-headed-Swamphen
Grey headed Swamphen
Grey-headed-Swamphen
Purple Heron1
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Purple Heron
Spanish Sparrow
Spanish Sparrows
Daurian Shrike
Daurian Shrike

 

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington

Jem Babbington is a keen birder and amateur photographer located in Dhahran, Eastern Saudi Arabia where he goes birding every day. Jem was born in England and is a serious local patch and local area birder who has been birding for almost forty years and has birded in more than fifty countries. Jem is learning to ring birds in Bahrain as a perfect way to learn more about the birds of the area. Saudi Arabia is a very much under-watched and under-recorded country.

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