29/08/2008 at Abraq Al Habari

Again new species turned up in Al Abraq. Todays’s highlight was Grasshopper Warbler which is not very rare but rarely seen well and hardly ever before photographed in Kuwait. This time Mike, Ian and myself were lucky enough to get some close-up photos. Another new species for this season was Redstart.

Golden Oriole 4, Corncrake 1, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Redstart 1, Whinchat 1, Wryneck 1, Whitethroat 10+, Barred Warbler 1,  Bluethroat 2, Thrush Nightingale 1, Yellow Wagtail 20+, Citrine Wagtail 1, Great Reed Warbler 1, Marsh Warbler 3, European Roller 3, Hoopoe 10+, White-throated Robin 1, Woodchat Shrike 1, Red-backed Shrike 1, Rufous Bush Robin 3, Cattle Egret 13, Squacco Heron1, Black Kite 2, Montagu’s Harrier 1, Marsh Harrier 1

Grasshopper Warbler (Locustella naevia)

Eastern Grasshopper Warbler Locustella (naevia) straminea
Eastern Grasshopper Warbler Locustella (naevia) straminea دُخَّلَةٌ جُنْدُبِيَّةٌ شَرْقِيَّةٌ

Grasshopper Warbler

Eastern Grasshopper Warbler hoping on grass
Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia straminea دُخَّلَةٌ جُنْدُبِيَّةٌ شَرْقِيَّةٌ

Thrush Nightingale (Luscinia luscinia)

Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia عَنْدَلِيبٌ

Bluethroat, probably race magna (Luscinia svecica ssp. magna?)

Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica زَرْقَاءُ صَدْرٍ