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

07/10/2009 at Jahra Pool Reserve (JPR)

An early morning to JPR turned out to be well-worthwhile, and I started off by photographing the Red-necked Phalaropes that have been around for a while now. This time, they came very close to where I was sitting. The highlight of the morning came whilst I was watching two Water Rails chasing each other around in front of some reedbeds (with a couple of Little Crakes frantically trying to get out of their way): out of the corner of my eye I noticed something move in the water straight in front of the car, and it turned out to be a Purple Swamp-Hen. Very obligingly, it flew about 20 m to a position on an exposed mound of earth where I could photograph it at leisure. A second bird also arrived briefly. Among the many other species present at JPR were Little Grebe, Spotted Crake, Marsh harrier, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Sand martin, Isabelline Shrike, Sedge Warbler.

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus فَلَرُبْ أَحْمَرُ رَقَبَةٍ

Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus سُلْطَانِيَّةٌ رَمْدَاءُ رَأْسٍ
Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus سُلْطَانِيَّةٌ رَمْدَاءُ رَأْسٍ

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus

Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
Water Rail Rallus aquaticus مُرَعَةُ مَائِيَّةٌ

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana

Spotted Crake Porzana porzana مُرَعَةٌ رَقْطَاءُ
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