22/05/2018 a White-eyed Gull, a first for Kuwait!
Omar Al-Shaheen has found a White-eyed Gull this afternoon at Jahra Pools Reserve, a first for Kuwait! I went their after receiving the a call from Omar, and together with other birders we were delighted to see the bird! The bird in second summer plumage as shown by the dark spots on the tail.
Jahra Pools Reserve:
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 1, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 1, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 5, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 2, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 5, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 1, Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 4, Little Stint Calidris minuta 5, Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus 8, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 380, White-eyed Gull Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus 1, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 8, Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis 3, Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 3, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 2, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 3, Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis 2.