06/12/2017 Pale Martin and Grey-throated Martin are still in the same place!

Together with a visitor from the UK, Terry Boss, I visited Jahra Pools Reserve. We first saw a Mountain Chiffchaff, a Moustached Warbler, then were lucky to see the three Pale Martins together with the Grey-throated Martin! They are still here! Also had a Crested Honey Buzzard!

We then visited Jahra Farms where we saw a flock of 30 Bank Mynas, Masked Shrike and a Red-backed Shrike.

We ended the day at Kabd Reserve where we had three Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark!

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

Jahra Pools Reserve

Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 50, Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 5, Northern Pintail Anas acuta 1, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 10, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 10, Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula 3, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 4, Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo 30, Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 12, Great White Egret Ardea alba 2, Little Egret Egretta garzetta 15, Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 2, Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 1, Crested Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 1, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 7, Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus 2, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1, Water Rail Rallus aquaticus 1, Grey-headed Swamphen Porphyrio poliocephalus 2, Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 7, Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 41, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus 7, Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago 6, Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 1, Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis 1, Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 1, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 12, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 5, Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis 1, White-throated Kingfisher Halcyon smyrnensis 6, Pied Kingfisher Ceryle rudis 1, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus 1, Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 1, Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus 3, Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis 1, Pale Martin Riparia diluta 1, Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus 1, Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita 5, Mountain Chiffchaff Phylloscopus sindianus 2, Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon 3, Indian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (stentoreus) brunnescens 3, Red-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica 2, European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 2, Caspian Stonechat Saxicola maurus hemprichii 3, Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola 2, White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba 5, Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta 20, Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis 50.

Jahra Farms

Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 10, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 3, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1, Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus 1, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 5, Song Thrush Turdus philomelos 8, Common Myna Acridotheres tristis 2, Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus 30, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 20.

Kabd Reserve

Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 2, Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 18, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 10, Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark Eremopterix nigriceps 3, Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis 35, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 5, Western Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros 1, European Stonechat Saxicola rubicola 2, Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 13, Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 3, Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula 1, Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris 1, House Sparrow Passer domesticus 15.

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