06/11/2009 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

Brian, Simon and myself had a regular visit to Al Abraq this morning. Quite soon we managed to see a Short-eared Owl flying and disappearing somewhere. After walking around the farm we finally decided to check alfalfa fieds by car. At one well watered field we stopped and Brian pointed out Little Bunting and soon after that we spotted an other Bunting. This turned out to be a Rustic Bunting  just a second record for Kuwait after 56 years from the first record. For Brian’s great pleasure I spotted a Dead Sea Sparrow next. We saw at least 5 birds. Quite a day I would say.

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

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Rustic Bunting

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Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

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Little Bunting

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Male Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus)

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Female Dead Sea Sparrow

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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Photographed by Simon Price.

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Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)  with a good catch

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