24 and 26/03/2008 at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Shuwaikh

Various waders in Sulaibikhat bay at KISR, and a small group of Common Shelduck. A lone Squacco Heron was photographed near some mangroves.

The lawns at KISR supported up to 50 Yellow Wagtails (ca. 35 beema, 15 feldegg on the 24/03, but most had departed by 26/03. Up to 10 Tree Pipits were still around on 26/03/2008.

Also present were up to 10 Eurasian Hoopoes, a Ménétries’s Warbler, Graceful Prinia, small numbers of Pied and Black-eared Wheatears, a single Northern Wheatear, Common Stonechat, and the usual residents. 

Squacco Heron

Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides close to water
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides بَلَشُونٌ أَذْهَبُ

Yellow Wagtail feldegg

Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) feldegg feeding on grass
Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) feldegg

Yellow Wagtail beema

Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla (flava) beema feeding on grass
Sykes’s Wagtail Motacilla (flava) beema

Tree Pipit

Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis on grass
Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis جُشْنَةٌ شَجَرِيَّةٌ

White-eared Bulbul

White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis on irrigation spinkler
White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis بُلْبُلٌ أغْشَى

Eurasian Hoopoe

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops on grass
Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops هُدْهُدٌ أَوْرَاسِيٌّ