7/5/2011 at Abraq Al Habari

I visited Al Abraq early morning with Christine in order to face shooters and discuss with them (In Arabic with Christine). For our big surprise we didn’t see any shooter before 7 am. Then we had very constructive and polite conversation with one group of young Kuwaities who were saying as well as showing to us that they had collected all shot birds. Leaflets, that were made by Christine in Arabic, concerning Islam and shooting birds for food seemed to be accepted and understood. Actually the group stopped shooting at this point. Since morning was quiet it was very good for birding and what is even more important it was excellent for photographing birds.

Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) eating his prey

Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus بَاشَقٌ أوْرَاسِيٌّ
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus حُمَيْرَاءٌ شَائِعَةٌ
Yellow-headed Wagtail Motacilla (flava) lutea رَاعِيَةٌ مُصْفَرَّةٌ
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis حِنَّائِيٌّ أَزْوَرُ
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra بِرْقَشٌ أَحْمَرُ
Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides نُهَسٌ تُرْكِسْتَانِيٌّ
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis بَلَشُونُ بَقَرٍ غَرْبيُّ
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus صُفَارِيَّةٌ أَوْرَاسِيَّةٌ
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus ذُعَرَةٌ صَفْفَافِيَّةٌ

1 Response

  1. mehran says:

    Was great as always. Thank you