Birds Sightings from Kuwait: owned and managed by AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

05/11/2017 at Al-Shallal’s Farm, Jahra Farms and Jahra Pools Reserve

As usual today Al-Shallal’s Farms was quiet, but wintering birds are arriving which included Water Pipits, Red-breasted Flycatcher. Jahra Farms had Daurian Shrikes, White Wagtails, Meadow and Water Pipits. Nothing new at Jahra Pools Reserve, but the Bonelli’s Eagle is still there.

Bank Myna perching on a fence
Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus مَايْنَا ضِفِّيَّةٌ
Greater Spotted Eagle on a hill
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga عُقَابٌ رَقْطَاءُ كُبْرَى

Al-Shallal’s Farm:

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Rock Dove Columba livia 15, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 1, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 15, Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva 1, Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica 1, White Wagtail Motacilla alba 12, Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 10, Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis 5.

A juvenile Namaqua Dove on the ground
Namaqua Dove Oena capensis حِمْحِمٌ

Jahra Farms:

Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 8, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 15, Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo 1, Ring-necked Parakeet Psittacula krameri 5, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 3, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 17, Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus 15, White Wagtail Motacilla alba 3, Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 6.

White Wagtail on the ground
White Wagtail Motacilla alba أَصْقَعٌ أَبْيَضُ

Jahra Pools Reserve:

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 4, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 4, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 3, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 4, Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 1, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 2, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 5, Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata 1, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 5, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 6, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 48, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus 8, Ruff Calidris pugnax 2, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 3, Common Redshank Tringa totanus 2, Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus 6, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 75, Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Daurian Lanius isabellinus 1, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 1.

Bonelli's Eagle perching on a branch
Bonelli’s Eagle Aquila fasciata عُقَابٌ بُونَلِّيَّةْ
Common Chiffchaff on wires
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita ذُعَرَةٌ شَائِعَةٌ
A Common Chiffchaff is perched on a palm tree leaf
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita ذُعَرَةٌ شَائِعَةٌ

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