1/2/2009 at Pivot Fields
I went this morning with Rick and Simon to Pivot Fields having two target species in mind; Hen Harrier and Sociable Plover. We have had this winter one female Hen Harrier around. On 27. January we saw with Dominic and Roy both female and male Hen Harrier at Pivot Fields. Today we were lucky to see the male bird again. I took a record shot since male is probably never before photographed in Kuwait. Sociable Plovers were not at their previous field and therefore quite difficult to find. With some luck a Long-legged Buzzard flushed one bird and later on we managed to see one more.
Hen Harrier 1, Black Kite 20, Kestrel 1, Imperial Eagle 2, Long-legged Buzzard 3, Steppe Buzzard 1, Black-crowned Night Heron 4, Squacco Heron 2, White-throated Kingfisher 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Curlew 6, Namaqua Dove 8, Collared Dove 100+, Laughing Dove 20+, Woodpigeon 22, Skylark 200+, Crested Lark 10, Water Pipit 50+, White Wagtail 30+, Starling 200+, Northern Lapwing 50+, Sociable Plover 2, Corn Bunting 12, Isabelline Wheatear 2, Stonechat ssp. maura 1, Spanish Sparrow 300+.
Male Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)