Pivot Fields and Jahra Pool Reserve

The Pivot Fields produced:

Yellow Wagtails (mostly first autumn birds) 1000, Collared Pratincole 20, Pallid Harrier 5, Marsh Harrier 5, Namaqua Dove 10, House Sparrow 1000, European Roller 3, Woodchat Shrike 3, Masked Shrike 1, Lesser Grey Shrike 4, Isabelline Wheatear 10, Northern Wheatear 2, Bluethroat10, Willow Warbler 4, Barn Swallow 100, Collared Dove 500, Laughing Dove 10, Red-backed Shrike 8, Southern Grey Shrike (pallidirostris) 3, Common Cuckoo 2, Black Kite 5, Short-toed Lark 100, Eurasian Hoopoe 6, White-winged Black Tern 8, White Stork 1, Common Kestrel 2, Sand Martin 20

Jahra Pool Reserve is a good place for birding, water has been restored and the sie looks promissing, it produced:

Basra Reed Warbler 1, Purple Swamp-Hen 1, Little Grebe 5, Dunlin 10, Ruff 8, Curlew Sandpiper 5, Garganey Mallard and Northern Shoveler 32, Common Moorhen 20, European Honey Buzzard 2, Booted Eagle 1, Spotted Redshank 1, Yellow Wagtail 10, Little Stint 10, Pied Avocet 3, Black-winged Stilt 10, Sand Martin 10, Barn Swallow 50, Bar-tailed Godwit 2.

Collared Pratincole, Glareola pratincola first autumn

Greater Short-toes Lark, Calandrella brachydactyla

Pallid Harrier, Circus macrourus (one-eyed bird)


Namaqua Dove, Oena capensis

Woodchat Shrike,  Lanius senator (first autumn)

Common Cuckoo, Cuculus canorus

Southern Grey Shrike, Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris

Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops

White Stork, Ciconia ciconia

Basra Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus griseldis

European Honey Buzard, Pernis apivorus photographed by Pekka Fågel

Sand Martin, Riparia riparia

Little Grebe, Tachybaptus ruficollis an adult with juvenile

Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus