2/12/2009 two Ferruginous Ducks at Jahra Pool 7th record and an Oriental Turtle Dove also the 7th record seen on 6/11/2009

Two Ferruginous Ducks were seen today 2 December 2009 at Jahra Pool Reserve by Khaled Al-Ghanem, this is the 7th record for Kuwait.

Also during our trip to Yemen Mohd Khorshed has found the 7th record for Kuwait of an Oriental Turtle Dove on 30 November 2009 at Pivot Fields, but today I was told by AbdulMohsen Al-Suraye that he has seen the bird on 6th November  2009 at the same site but probably he was not aware of its identification.

Today at Jahra Pool Reserve there was the White-tailed Eagle (1st for Kuwait found on 25/11/2009), Tufted Ducks 4, Little Grebe 1, Ferruginous Duck 2 (seen by Khaled Al-Ghanem), Common Moorhen 50, Pallid Swift 50, Northern Pintail 2, Northern Shoveler 1.

Two Ferruginous Ducks Aythya nyroca by Khaled Al-Ghanem

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca بَطَّةٌ كُمَيْتٌ

Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis by Mohd Khorshed.

Rufous Turtle Dove perching on metal pipe
Rufous Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis meena قُمْرِيٌّ أَصْهَبُ

White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla by A. Al-Sirhan

White-tailed Eagle flying overhead
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla عُقَابٌ عَكْوَاءُ
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula بَطَّةٌ قُنْبُرَاءُ