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

13/09/2015 Jahra Pools Reserve, a Demoiselle Crane a 10th record for Kuwait.

Yesterday two Demoiselle Cranes were seen at JPR. I went this morning and with the help of Khaled Al-Ghanem I was able to see and photograph the birds. Birds seen this morning include the following:

Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 1, Garganey (Anas querquedula) 37, Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) 1, Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) 28, Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) 6, Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) 12, Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides) 24, Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) 11, Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) 3, Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) 1, Little Crake (Porzana parva) 2, Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus) 14, Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) 48, Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra) 49, Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) 2, White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus) 1, Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida) 1, Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) 1, White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) 4, European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster) 2, Red-tailed Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides) 1, Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator) 1, Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) 1, Great Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) 1,European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola).

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgo

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgo

Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

Purple HeronArdea purpurea

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola

European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola