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

21/09/2020 at Al-Abraq

An early morning visit to Al Abraq showed little migration. At the beginning I had an Arabian Grey Shrike which is a very rare bird in Kuwait (11 records), although it had bred a couple of years ago, and now having more sightings (4 records in 2019), but it appears it is becoming resident. I spent a couple of hours and had seen the following:

European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus  1, Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus  1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus  4, Common Buzzard SteppeButeo buteo vulpinus/menetriesi  2, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  6, Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor  1, Great Grey Shrike ArabianLanius excubitor aucheri/buryi  1     Photographed, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  2, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis  2, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  1, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava  9, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana  3.