Migration starting to tail off with the heat...
208. Marsh warbler
Braved the heat and was rewarded with a quail and a pair of adult feldegg wags, no sign of young. I believe yellow wags were only proved to breed in KSA about 10 years ago.
209. Eastern olivaceous warbler.
Back to my local (well nearest decent) patch today at Ha'ir south of Riyadh. A few things starting to move through, cuckoo, red-backed shrike, lesser grey shrike. First winter visitors isabelline wheatear, white-throated kingfisher. Also a great reed warbler (not sure of its status here though).
One good thing about birding here in the tail end of the summer is that up until about 10 it's not too hot as there's no humidity. After that it still touches 45c but at least you can get a few hours in.
211. Blue-cheeked bee-eater.
212. Great reed warbler.
Last edited by Clive; 16-09-2012 at 15:41.
Weekend in Tabuk. My numbering seems out of sync... roost of 2,200 black-eared kite the weekends highlight.
220 - Montagu's harrier.
221 - Wood warbler.
222 - Corn bunting.
223 - Black-eared wheatear.
Last edited by Clive; 01-10-2012 at 09:27.