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

16/11/2007 at JEO

16/11/2007 at JEO:

3 Eurasian Coots, 6 Moorhens. There were also many Water Pipits and Wagtails but no trace of the Calandra Lark that was seen yesterday or the Chaffinch.

16/11/2007 at Tulha in the SAANR

1 European Robin, 3 Song Thrushes, 1 Blackbird, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Black Redstart of ssp. phoenicuroides.

The Blackbird (the same bird as yesterday) in a typical posture.

Common Blackbird
Common Blackbird

The European Robin

European Robin
European Robin

A Grey Heron.

Grey Heron
Grey Heron

The Black Redstart  ssp.  phoenicuroides, not a semirufus, due a number of reasons; a semirufus ssp. has much blacker breast and upperparts and a pale wig patch and is a resident bird in the Levant.

Black Restart
Black Restart

ssp.  phoenicuroides and rufiventris are described from BWP as “upperparts usually grey with slight black suffusion on mantle”

The same bird above showing the greyish upperparts with no wing patch.

Black Restart
Black Restart