Birdwatching on 04/05/2018

Bassel Abi Jummaa found today a Collared Flycatcher, the second record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. I went there and saw the bird; it is a Kuwaiti tick for me, thanks to Basel.

Also, Basel found a River Warbler and an Olive-backed Pipit. Basel has made his day.

Collared Flycatcher perched on a log
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis ذُبَابِيٌّ مُطَوَّقٌ
Red-backed Shrike perched on a single wheel trolley
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio نُهَسٌ أَمْغَرُ
Tree Pipit perched on a mound
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis جُشْنَةٌ شَجَرِيَّةٌ

Quick birdwatching around Jahra Farms before sunset produced the following:

Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis  3, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  8, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  3, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri  2, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  5, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides  3, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  1, Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor  1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator  1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis  8, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus  7, Upcher’s Warbler Hippolais languida  1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  7, Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis  1, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus  3, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis  3, Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus  6, Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi  2, Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla flava beema  5, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis  2, Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus  5, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana  1.

On 26/04/2017, at Jahra Farms, I had the following:

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus  1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  7, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  4, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax  2, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis  1, Spotted Crake Porzana porzana  2, Little Crake Zapornia parva  1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus  6, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  2, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra  4, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  6, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius  1, Ruff Calidris pugnax  25, Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii  1, Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus  33, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  2, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis  5, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  6, Pallas’s Gull Ichthyaetus ichthyaetus  1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus  24, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster  3, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  2, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides  7, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  1, Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor  2, Sand Martin Riparia riparia  8, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  25, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus  11, Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis  1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  3, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes  5, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus  2, Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola  1, Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus  3.

Little Bittern standing in water
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus وَاقٌ صَغِيرٌ