16/09/2017 at JPR, Mutla’a Ranch and Pivot Fields

Today I had a wonderful birding day with Ricardo Nunez from Spain. We started at Jahra Pools Reserve and ended at Pivot Fields. The highlight of today Armenian Gull, an adult male at Jahra Pools Reserve along the coast.

The following photographs were taken today by Ricardo Nunez:

Eastern Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe (hispanica) melanoleuca

Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

At Jahra Pools Reserve:

Garganey Spatula querquedula 15, Eurasian Teal Anas crecca 1, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 3, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 7, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 5, White Stork Ciconia ciconia 1, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 40, Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 2, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 1, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 3, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 5, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 44, Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 3, Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 4, Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa 2, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 2, Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus 3, Common Redshank Tringa totanus 5, Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola 1, Slender-billed Gull Chroicocephalus genei 12, Armenian Gull Larus armenicus 1, Steppe Gull Larus fuscus barabensis 10, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 4, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 26, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 4, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 5, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 5, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius lahotra pallidirostris 3, Sand Martin Riparia riparia 5, Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 1, Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 1.

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

At Mutla’a Ranch:

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 6, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 6, Red-tailed Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides 1, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius lahotra pallidirostris 2, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 1, Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla 50, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 3, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 3, Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 1, Northern Wheatear Oenanthe Oenanthe 2, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 1, Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana 1.

Purple HeronArdea purpurea

Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Sulaibiya Pivot Fields:

White Stork Ciconia ciconia 8, Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 27, Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus 1, Black-eared Kite Milvus migrans linatus12, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 3, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 2, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 1, Mauryan Grey Shrike Lanius lahotra pallidirostris 1, Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 1, Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 24.

Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio (porphyrio) poliocephalus

Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio (porphyrio) poliocephalus