5/11/2016 at Jahra East Oufall

Jahra East Outfall 5/11/2016:

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)              3

Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)                1

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)                            6

Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius lahotra pallidirostris)  3

Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)                           5

Eastern Mourning Wheatear (Oenanthe lugens)      4

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)                     1

Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)                          3

Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)               4

Lesser Short-toed Lark (Alaudala rufescens) 1

Birds were seen by K. Al-Khanem and O. Al-Shaheen today yesterday include:

Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus)         2

Finsch’s Wheatear (Oenanthe finschii)         1

Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cincture)        20

Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)   3

Afghan Babbler (Turdoides huttoni)              2

Booted Eagle (Hieraaetus pennatus)               1

Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)                   146

Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga)         12

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)                 2

Abu Al-Hasaniya 2/11/2016:

Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)                    4

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)                                 42

Great Crested Tern (Thalasseus bergii)                     2

Lesser Crested Tern (Thalasseus bengalensis)          54

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti male

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti female

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti female

Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana

Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens persicus

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens persicus

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens persicus

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina

Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis

Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis

Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens

Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens

1/11/2016 At Jahra Pools Reserve

There were a number of Spotted Eagle today perching on ground and tree branches. 38 birds species recorded today which include:

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 3

Eurasian Teal (Anas crecca crecca/nimia)     9

Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)      7

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)  6

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea)   2

Great Egret (Ardea alba)        3

Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)            6

Western Reef-Heron (Egretta gularis schistacea)     2

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)     1

Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga)         11

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)        1

Western Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)            1

Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) 2

Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)       6

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)     5

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) 7

Dunlin (Calidris alpina)           1

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)            2

Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)   1

Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)       1

Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) 2

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 5

Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)       9

Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)        1

Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus)    5

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)      3

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)  20

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)    1

Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) 2

Sand Martin (Riparia riparia) 7

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)         7

Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)   1

Graceful Prinia (Prinia gracilis)          1

Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica) 2

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)        1

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)         1

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)         5

Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)       1

Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)         2

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca

Western Great Egret Ardea alba

Western Great Egret Ardea alba

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca and Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

Eurasian Teal Anas crecca and Mallard Anas platyrhynchos

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata

31/10/2016 Yellow-browed Warbler at Al-Shallal’s Farm

Al-Shallal’s Farm
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus 1
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 7
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) 2
Western Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros) 1
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 2
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos) 1
Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta) 5
Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) 2

Jal Al Zor
Black-eared Kite (Milvus migrans lineatus) 13
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)13
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)12
Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius lahotra pallidirostris) 1
Greater Hoopoe-Lark (Alaemon alaudipes) 4
Crested Lark (Galerida cristata) 5
Eastern Mourning Wheatear (Oenanthe lugens persicus) 8
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti) 2
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina) 1
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba alba/dukhunensis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 16

Mutla’a Ranch
White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 15
Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) 1
Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 1

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)

Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus

Greater Hoopoe-Lark (Alaemon alaudipes)

Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes feeding on a jecko!

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens spp. persicus

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva, adult male.

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva

Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva, first autumn.

28/10/2016 At Green Island

This morning I went to Green Island at 8 am, I was told by the people at the gate that the opening hour is 9 am, drove around up to Shuwaikh looking for Bank Myna but I only saw Common Mynas up to 25. At 9 entered the gate and the first encounter was with the Hypocolius! 5 were around feeding and flying over. A couple of minutes later I saw a stunning male Ruppells’s Weaver. My last target was the Red-vented Bulbul which was seen after an hour search. I found 3 or probably 4 in the usual spot that I usually find skulking in Conocarpus trees.

The birds that were seen today:

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus 10, Rüppell’s Weaver Ploceus galbula 1, Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer 3, Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto 15, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 3, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 5, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 3, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 20, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1, Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto 12, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 1, Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 1, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 2, Eurasian Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus 1, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 1, Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 1, Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis 1, Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus male

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

Red-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus cafer

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis

26/10/2016 Al-Shaheed Park

Al-Shaheed Park:

Indian Silverbill (Euodice malabarica) 9, Shikra (Accipiter badius) 1, Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) 26, Laughing Dove (Streptopelia senegalensis) 4, Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) 1, Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) 1, Mauryan Grey Shrike (Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris) 1, Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus) 3, White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 20, Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca) 4, Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis) 3, White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis) 1, Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis) 2, House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 15, Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga clanga) 1.

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga (photographed at Jahra Pools Reserve on 25/10/2016)

24/10/2016 at Al-Abraq

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi 1, Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 8, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 2, Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 1, Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 2, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 3, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 2, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 2, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 15, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 1.

Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi

Richard’s Pipit Anthus richardi

Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes

Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes

Tawny PipitAnthus campestris

Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris

23/10/2016 South of Kuwait

At Al-Nuwaiseeb – Rubbish Dumps:

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens  persica 3, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 3, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 2, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 9, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 2, Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana 3,  White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 11, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 19

At Zour Port:

Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 1, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1, Western Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 1, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 1

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka, first winter male.

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens  persica

Eastern Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens persica

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka, female

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka, male

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka, male

17-20/10/2016 Al-Abraq, Mutla’a Ranch and Jahra Pools Reserve

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga (fulvescens form, Juv.)

Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga (fulvescens form, Juv.)

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti  (female)

Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti (female)

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 1, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 1, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 5, Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacal 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 3, Shikra Accipiter badius 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 2, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus 1, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 1, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 3, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 15, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1, Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis 3, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1Crested Lark Galerida cristata 4, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 3, Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 6, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 2, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 1, Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 2, Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus 2, Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 4, Eurasian Teal Anas crecca 3, Northern Pintail Anas acuta 38, Garganey Anas querquedula 20, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 1, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 6, Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 15, Great Egret Ardea alba 3, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 15, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 4,  Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 1, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 2, Osprey Pandion haliaetus 1, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 1, Little Crake Zapornia parva 3, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 15,  Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 30, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 2, Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus 15, Greater Sand-Plover Charadrius leschenaultia 25, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrines 20, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 10, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 2, Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 1, Ruff Calidris pugnax 2, Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus 1, Dunlin Calidris alpine 300, Little Stint Calidris minuta 100, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 5, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 2, Common Redshank Tringa tetanus 1, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola  1, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 100, Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 21, Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus 30, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 3, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 3, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida 12, Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto 30, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 1, Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 3, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 5, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 2, Great Reed-Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 3, Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis 3, Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens 1, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 2, Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna 1, Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus 1, Spotted Crake Porzana porzana 1, Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla  1, Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca 1, Robin Erithacus rubecula 1

Note: Not all birds seen by me.