08/02/2010 at Jahra Pool Reserve

Jahra Pool Reserve is very much welcomed site with fresh water and reedbeds. It provides excellent environment for those birds that we used to find at Jarra East Outfall. The latter one being under  threat we have now  a good alternative and it is safe for birds. Purple Swamp-hens are calling intensively and we can expect them to breed again. This is also the site for Basra Reed Warbler and many other species. Today I managed to photograph Little Crake, Baillon’s Crake, Little Grebe and Bluethroat.

Little Crake (Porzana parva)

Little Crake Porzana parva مُرَعَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ

Baillon’s Crake (Porzana pusilla)

Baillon's Crake walking in water
Baillon’s Crake Porzana pusilla مُرَعَةٌ بَيْلَوْنِيَّةٌ

Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)

Little Grebe swimming in water
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis غَطَّاسٌ صَغِيرٌ
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica زَرْقَاءُ صَدْرٍ