Birding Report, Kuwait 3-4 April 2010 by Gordon Saunders and Abdulrahman Al Sirhan

Birding Report 3-4 April 2010 by Gordon Saunders and Abdulrahman Al Sirhan

 Friday, April 2, 2010 at Kuwait City and surroundings … very pleasant conditions in early am and warmed up by mid-day, but tolerable.

Marina Hotel/Mall beach area

1 Squacco Heron

8 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater … calling and in view overhead!

4 Pallid Swift

1 Caspian Tern

1 Black-headed Gull

4 Barn Swallow

1 Lesser Whitethroat

1 Swift Tern

10 Yellow Wagtails

1 Common Kestrel

1 Bank Myna

2 Common Mynas

3 Grey Headed Wagtails

4 Red-throated Pipits

1 Common Redstart

 Green Island

2 Lesser Crested Tern

2 Common Sandpiper

3 Little Terns .. distant

2 White-eared Bulbul

5 Lesser Whitethroat

1 Eurasian Blackcap (f)

4 Tree Pipit

2 Eurasian Hoopoe

1 Ruppel’s Weaver … with nest that was new from appearance!

5 Common Chiffchaff

2 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

2 Common Redstart … samamisicus ssp

1 Common Swift

1 Reef Heron

2 Slenderbill Gulls

1 African Collared Dove

5 Palm Dove… one with no tail

18 Black Kite … funneling!

Collared Dove 10’s

 

Sulaibiya Pivot Fields

4 Greater Spotted Eagle

5 Lesser Kestrel  ( 2m/3f)

1 Common Kestrel

2 European Bee-eater

1 Pied Wheatear

10 Northern Wheatear

15 Cattle Egret

1 Rufus-tailed Scrub Robin

1 European Roller

1 Steppe Buzzard

1 Pallid Harrier

1 Marsh Harrier (m)

2 Siberian Stonechat … very dark

4 Whinchat (1m/3f)

2 Crested Lark

2 Daurian Shrike …

1 Masked Shrike

4 Imperial Eagle

Yellow Wagtail … 100’s

–          flava

–          Feldegg

–          Flava

3 BIG Egyptian Crocodiles

20 Common Moorhen

Jahra Farms

5  Bank Myna

1 Cinereous Bunting

2 Sand Martin

1 Red-rumped swallow

2 Barn Swallow

            Usual good numbers of …

–          House Sparrow

–          Collared Dove

–         Palm Dove

Sabah Al Ahmed Nature Reserve

 1 Hoopoe Lark

3 Northern Wheatear

1 Woodchat Shrike

1 Caspian Plover

1 Pied Wheatear

1 Common Kestrel

4 Montagu’s Harrier (m/f)

5 Greater Spotted Eagle … resting as a group by the side of the small reservoir

20 Collared Pratincole … some great aerial views

30 + Red-necked Phalarope

10 Ruff

20 Black-winged Stilt

5 Garganey

1 Northern Pintail

10 Northern Shoveller

2 Marsh Sandpiper

2 Common Sandpiper

2 Greenshank

2 Common Redshank

10 Little Stint

1 Siberian Stonechat … maurus ssp.

2 Common Chiffchaff

2 Common Redstart (m/f)

2 Grey Wagtail

5 White Wagtail

1 Eurasian Blackbird

50+ House Sparrows

2 Spanish Sparrows

20+ Spiny- tailed Lizards … resting by their burrows

Jahra Pool Reserve

 4 Common Sandpiper

8 Green Sandpiper

2 Marsh Sandpiper

10 Wood Sandpiper

5 Greenshank

5 Common Redshank

4 Little Crake

1 Spotted Crake

1 Water Rail

4 Gadwall

2 Little Ringed Plover

16 Garganey .. some cracker males!

2 Red-spotted Bluethroat

4 EurasianTeal

50 Little Stint … no  Temmick’s seen

1 Purple Swamphen

8 Squacco Heron

1 Common Snipe

4 Penduline Tit … 1 cracker male!

1 Graceful Prinia

1 Little Bittern

30+ Common Moorhen

8 Glossy Ibis

5 Common Swift

50+ Barn Swallow

10 Pallid Swift

2 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

20+ Black-winged Stilt

20 Black-headed Gulls

4 Great Reed Warbler

50+ Common Chiffchaff

3 Northern Pintail

6 Sand Martins

60 Red-necked Phalarope

42 Northern Shovelers

20 Ruff

10 White Wagtail

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jahra East Outfall

 3 Northern Wheatear

1 Black-eared Wheatear

1 Isabeline Wheatear

2 Kentish Plover

5 Barn Swallow

1 Daurian Shrike

5 Great Reed Warbler

4 Basra Reed Warbler

1 Moustached Warbler

2 Spotted Crake

1 Red-spotted Bluethroat

1 Eurasian Blackcap (m)

2 Common Sandpiper

1 Common Greenshank

3 Common Redshank

1 Ruff

9 Glossy Ibis

1 Willow Warbler … in the low sowka scrub

20+ Yellow Wagtail …

–          flava

–          Feldegg

–          Thumbergi

–          Lutea … yellow-headed

2 Whinchat

2 Cinereous Bunting

5 White Wagtail

1 Western Osprey

20+Eurasian  Curlew

1 Montagu’s Harrier … (f)

1 Marsh Harrier (m)

1 Common Kestrel

20+ Black-headed Gull

1 Greater Spotted Eagle

10 Western Reef Heron

7 Squacco Heron

Sulaibkhat Club

 3 Pied Avocet

60 Grey Heron

40 Reef Heron … most dark, at least one light

15 Bar-tailed Godwit … some males is breeding plumage

29 Great Cormorant

10 Terek Sandpiper

2 Curlew Sandpiper

21 Grey Plover … some in breeding plumage

30 Greater Flamingo … no lesser!

1 Common Ring Plover

1 Pied Wheatear

1 Isabelline Wheatear

20 Slender-billed Gull

1 White-throated Robin

2 White-eared Bulbul

Fahaheel Port

 2 Sandwich Tern

2 Lesser Crested Tern

2 White-cheeked Tern

 

Fahaheel Park

2 Semi-collared Flycatcher … (f)

1 Eurasian Wryneck

5 Common Redstart … (m/F0

1 White-throated Robin

1 Eurasian Blackcap (f)

10 Tree Pipit

4 Rufus-tailed  Scrub Robin

4 Red-throated Pipit

Usual good numbers of …

–          Palm Dove

–          Collared Dove

–          Common Myna

–          White-eared Bulbul

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