Migrants arriving in good numbers – Jubail

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Whilst birding the Jubail area in late March, it became obvious a good number of migrants had arrived. There were a good number of Tree Pipits scattered around, several late Water Pipits and a single wandered out onto dome vegetation near the edge of a wet area, briefly.

More than ten birds of both & were seen and plenty of Pied Wheatears were also located. Seven Greater Spotted Eagles and ten Western Marsh Harriers were still present, but will be leaving very shortly back to their breeding grounds.

Small groups of Snipe were seen occasionally but every bird we got close views of turned out to be . Several very bright male were also located indicating the start of passage for the species where many different subspecies should turn up in the next few weeks.

Black-headed Yellow Wagtail
Black-headed Yellow Wagtail
Common Shrike
Daurian Shrike
Turkestan Shrike
Spotted Crake

 

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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.

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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