Wadi Grosbeak is a site where Arabian Golden-winged Grosbeak has been see I recent years although when we went this year we failed to find any. The site is good for a number of other species and Arabian Babbler can always be found there in small noisy groups.
Another bird regularly seen in the area is Long-legged Buzzard, which are almost always dark phase birds. These are the most common phase in the west rather than the pale birds we see in the East of the Kingdom.
Other birds seen were Eurasian Hoopoe, Cinnamon- Breasted Bunting and Streaked Scrub Warbler.
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.