26/09/2014 at Jahra Pool Reresve

I visited the reserve with Jennifer Baran this morning. Our first record was Purrple Swamphen family – two parents and three chicks. I managed to get some pictures when a parent was feeding his/her chick. Jahra Pool Reserve is perfect place to this species and breeding is common. Other notably birds were Egytian Vulture and Booted Eagle. We saw a flock of Collared Pratincoles and one Wryneck too.

Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) preparing to feed a chick

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Purple Swamphen feeding the chick

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Purple Swamphen chick happy with given food

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Booted Eagle (Hieraetus pennatus)

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