31/03/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch and Liyah Reserve

I visited Mutla’a Ranch with Bassel this morning. There was not too much activity around, however, we managed to see Nightingale and pale morph Booted Eagle. There were also two small flocks of Hypocolius. Next we headed to Liyah reserve few kilometers more north. Driving in we observed singing Hoopoe Lark. In the begining we felt that the place is quiet. Then it started to happen. Bassel spotted a bird that he thought to be a bunting. Soon he corrected that the bird is accentor. At this point I was pretty sure that it must be Radde’s Accentor which it turned to be indeed. Third record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. While waiting first twitchers to come we saw two Menetries’s Warblers and stunning male White-throated Robin.

Radde’s Accentor (Prunella ocularis)

Radde’s Accentor

 

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