30/09/2022 Mutla’a Ranch and Jahra Farms
I went birding again with Stamatis Zogaris, who is currently visiting Kuwait for work. The weather was OK in the morning, 24 degrees celsius at 7 am.
We went to Mutla’a Ranch. The first bird that caught our attention was the Indian Roller. There is some active migration, Red-backed and Woodchat shrikes, Thrush Nightingale, Barred Warblers, Common and Lesser Whitethroats. We also had a migrating Steppe Buzzard and a Greater Spotted Eagle.
We then met Sajan and his friends.
Feral Pigeon Columba livia 5, Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus 1, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 1, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 1, Steppe Buzzard Buteo buteo vulpinus 3, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 3, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 2, Indian Roller Coracias benghalensis 1 , Turkestan Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 3, Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 2, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 22, Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 1, Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla 2, Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 2, Barred Warbler Curruca nisoria 2, Common Whitethroat Curruca communis 1, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 2, Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia 1, Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 3, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 3, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 1.
Al Jahra Farms:
White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 1, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1, Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 4, Lesser Whitethroat Curruca curruca 1, Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava 5, Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis 1