07/09/2017 at JPR and Mutla’a Ranch

Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis
Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis عُصْفُورٌ أَصْفَرُ زَوْرٍ

A brief visit to JPR produced the same species as in my previous visit, but this time I managed to see the skulking Water Rail, which is good as I haven’t seen it for more than two years.

Also the short visit to Mutla’a Ranch, 20 minutes, before sunset produced a Yellow-throated Sparrow. At first I thought it was a Pale Rockfinch, but it turned out to be a Yellow-throated Sparrow, which I have seen this spring.

Jahra Pools Reserve

Garganey Spatula querquedula 8, Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 6, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 6, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 6, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 9, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 7, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides 3, Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 11, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 8, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 10, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 1, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 3, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 2, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 1, Ruff Calidris pugnax 2, Little Stint Calidris minuta 4, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola 1, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 34, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus 38, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 24, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1, Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 1, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 24, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 2, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1, Grey Headed Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi 1, Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla flava beema 2, Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg 2, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 8.

Mutla’a Ranch

Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 8, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 9, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 3, Daurian Shrike Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 1, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 9, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 37, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 2, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 4, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 27, Yellow-throated Sparrow Petronia xanthocollis 2.

Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis
Laughing Dove Spilopelia senegalensis دُبْسِيٌّ