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.