I visited the reserve with Jennifer Baran this morning. Our first record was Purrple Swamphen family – two parents and three chicks. I managed to get some pictures when a parent was feeding his/her chick. Jahra Pool Reserve is perfect place to this species and breeding is common. Other notably birds were Egytian Vulture and Booted Eagle. We saw a flock of Collared Pratincoles and one Wryneck too.
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) preparing to feed a chick
Purple Swamphen feeding the chick
Purple Swamphen chick happy with given food
Booted Eagle (Hieraetus pennatus)