Our expectations weren't that high and for most of the time there the birding was relatively poor.
It was only when we sat down and relaxed at the end of the trip that we saw anything at all unusual.
We sat in the shade next to where a presumed leaky pipe had created a makeshift small pool at the edge of the service road.
little ringed plover
To our surprise it was visited by a little ringed plover.
landscape at King Fahad Park
This was not the only wader which turned up.
A Temminck's stint also made an appearance. These are two good waders in unexpected surroundings.
second view of Temminck's stint
Otherwise the birding in the park had been very flat. A small number of white wagtail had been around the water features.
The other birds had predictably included white eared bulbul and laughing dove.
white eared bulbul
Strangely no pipits or wheatears were seen at all.
Common myna and house sparrow made up the list of perched birds.
A distant greater spotted eagle was the only eagle seen all weekend.
Overall I can't really recommend the park for winter birding but I suspect it comes to life in the passage seasons.
This weekend I am off to Yanbu on the west coast where the birding is always good.