06/03/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve

A quick visit to Jahra Pool Reserve showed things have changed, Purple Swamphen numbers reduced indicating that wintering population has left leaving only few breeding pairs. I was able to see only one Purple Swamphen.

There is now migration  movement of Turkestan Shrike 3, Mauryan Shrike 2, Caspian Stonechat 2, Pied Wheatears 1, Squacco Heron 2.

Breeding birds are still there including Little Grebe 10, Moorhen 20, Ferruginous Ducks 6, Graceful Prina 6, Slender-billed Gull 60, Mallard 3, and a single White-throated Robin that might breed this year. These numbers are rough and what I was able to see in this short visit.

Migrating birds that has has not started to move include Black-headed Gull 50, Eurasian Coot 30, Greater Flamingo 2, Northern Shoveler 2.

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 

Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 

Eurasian Coot Fulica atra

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