19/09/2014 at Jahra Pool Reserve

At JPR migration is going on. Today I saw 8 turtle doves, several raptors and also resident birds like kingfishers. White Pelican seemed to be around too. It is sad that uncontrolled hunting has shrinked Turtle Dove population from thousandss to singles. Although reresves like JPR give protection for birds still break ins by shooters are far too common. Shooting indiscriminently everything possible is a problem of relatively small number of people.  All visiting birders are horrified of that. This gives very bad image of Kuwait. I just hope that we could get rid of that unciviliced manner.

Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)

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Turtle Dove

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White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)

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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

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White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

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