Birds Sightings from Kuwait: owned and managed by AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

3-4/09/2018 at Jahra Pools, Mutla’a Ranch, and Al-Shallal’s Farm

Passerine migration is picking up momentum in the last few days, but raptor migration has not yet started, although a single Steppe Buzzard, Long-legged Buzzard, Marsh Harrier and Pallid Harrier has been seen but no eagles seen yet. The winds being mostly southerly are probably delaying the raptor migration.

Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis

Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis

Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis

Yellow-throated Sparrow Gymnoris xanthocollis

The following bird looked bigger than a lesser whitethroat, has not barring in the undertail coverts so excludes Eastern Orphean Warbler. It also shows a stronger bill, concolourous head and back and thus identified as a Hume’s Whitethroat.

Hume's Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Hume’s Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Hume's Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Hume’s Whitethroat Sylvia althaea

Jahra Pools Natural Reserve on 04/09/2018:

Garganey Spatula querquedula  1, Northern Pintail Anas acuta  1, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca  1, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  2, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  9, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  12, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra  5, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus  5, Little Crake Zapornia parva  1, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius  1, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa  2, Little Stint Calidris minuta  12, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  2, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia  1, White-winged Black Tern Chlidonias leucopterus  6, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  5, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  45, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  5, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus  1, Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis  1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus  4, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  1, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  1, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor pallidirostris  1, Sand Martin Riparia riparia  5, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  1, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes  1, Bluethroat Luscinia svecica  1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina  1, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava beema  1, Syke’s Wagtail Motacilla flava feldegg  2, Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola  3, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis  1.

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

Al-Shallal’s Farm on 04/09/2018:

Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  5, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  2, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator  1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata  5, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  3, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis  3, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis  3, House Sparrow Passer domesticus  25.

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola

Mutla’a Ranch on 03/09/2018:

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  15, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops  2, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis  1, European Roller Coracias garrulus  1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  2, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus  1, Mauryan Shrike Lanius excubitor pallidirostris  1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus  1, Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus  1, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla  15, Crested Lark Galerida cristata  5, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  3, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis  6, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida  1, Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  1, Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria  6, Hume’s Whitethroat Sylvia althaeaCommon Whitethroat Sylvia communis  2, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata  1, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes  1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina  1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus  50, Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis  1, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia Gymnornis xanthocollis  2.

 

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo

Northern PintailAnas acuta

Northern Pintail Anas acuta

Jahra Pools Natural Reserve on 03/09/2018:

Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca  3, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis  4, Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus  1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  2, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus  4, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra  4, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus  5, Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius  1, Little Stint Calidris minuta  4, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago  1, Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus  2, Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia  1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  1, Slenderbilled Gull Chroicocephalus genei  1, White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus  6, Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida  1, White Stork Ciconia ciconia  4, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea  5, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea  1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  26, Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides  3, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax  1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus  1, Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis  1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis  1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 15, Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo  1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio  1, Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor  2, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla  12, Sand Martin Riparia riparia  70, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica  4, Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus  2, Graceful Prinia Prinia gracilis  2, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis  1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina  5, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea  1.

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia

Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia