08/04/2011 the second record for Kuwait a Mongolian Finch at SAANR

This morning Khaled al-Ghanem was lucky enough to find the second record for Kuwait a Mongolian Finch. It was first recoded by himself at the same place on 05/03/2009.

It was found at a small drinking pool at Sabah Al-Ahmad Natural Reserve (SAANR).

Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus Photograph: Khaled Al-Ghanem

Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus

After hearing the news I was first to arrive at the small drinking pool but had to wait for four hours and a half to have the bird appear for drinking from the same pool.

My photograph is below showing probably the same bird.

Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus

Mongolian Finch Bucanetes mongolicus

There were a number of migrant species seen at the pool these include a Steppe Grey Shrike 1, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear 1, Pied Wheatear 1, Trumpeter Finch 2, Black-headed Wagtail 1, Sykes’s Wagtail 2, Grey Headed Wagtail 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Willow Warblers 4, Ortolan Bunting 8, Red-throated Pipit 3.

Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) thunbergi

Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) thunbergi

Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus juvenile

Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus


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