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

06/11/2009 at Al Abraq Al Khabari

Brian, Simon and myself had a regular visit to Al Abraq this morning. Quite soon we managed to see a Short-eared Owl flying and disappearing somewhere. After walking around the farm we finally decided to check alfalfa fieds by car. At one well watered field we stopped and Brian pointed out Little Bunting and soon after that we spotted an other Bunting. This turned out to be a Rustic Bunting  just a second record for Kuwait after 56 years from the first record. For Brian’s great pleasure I spotted a Dead Sea Sparrow next. We saw at least 5 birds. Quite a day I would say.

Rustic Bunting (Emberiza rustica)

Rustic Bunting on a mound
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica دُرْسَةٌ صَدْآءُ

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica دُرْسَةٌ صَدْآءُ

Little Bunting (Emberiza pusilla)

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla دُرْسَةٌ صَغيرَةٌ

Little Bunting

Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla دُرْسَةٌ صَغيرَةٌ

Male Dead Sea Sparrow (Passer moabiticus)

Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus عُصْفُورٌ فِلَسْطِينِيٌّ

Female Dead Sea Sparrow

Dead Sea Sparrow Passer moabiticus عُصْفُورٌ فِلَسْطِينِيٌّ

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) Photographed by Simon Price.

Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus بُومَةٌ صَمْعَاءُ

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)  with a good catch

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis جُشْنَةٌ شَجَرِيَّةٌ
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