29/05/2010 a new first for Kuwait Amur Falcon

On 29/05/2010 Mohammed Khorshed an OSK member has briefly seen a falcon that stopped at Tulha at Sabah Al-Ahmed Natural Reserve only to drink and leave Mohammed only obtained photographs in flight. Later the bird was posted at OSK forum (www.oskonline.org/forum) and then at BirdForum.net and got identified as Amur Falcon Falco amurensis. The bird was photograpged at 8:30 am while taking flight and leaving the site, people who came later in the afternoon in search of the bird could not see it anymore.

It is a first for Kuwait if accepted by KORC.

Amur Falcon Falco amurensis, photographed by Mohammed Khorshed.

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