Al Shaheed Park 19-20 & 24-25.11.2017

I have now visited Al Shaheed Park four times and I’m more and more convinced that it is truly great park. 6 Sylvia species this time of the year! Similarly Daurian, Masked and Red-backed Shrikes. I have also seen Bank Myna and 2 Red-vented Bulbuls. Nightingale, Rufous-tailed Bush Robin and European Nightjar tell something about …

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18/11/2017 at Mutla’a received text stating that Purple Sunbird was seen

Yesterday late afternoon we receivet text stating that there was Purple Sunbird at Mutla’a Ranch. However, we were too far to reach Mutla’a in good light. Therefore we deceided to go next morning. The bird was seen very early in the morning twice. When we arrived some 30 mins later irrigation was turned off and …

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15/11/2017 in Al Abraq

I have British group of four people headed by Chris Bell visiting Kuwait. Only “easy” species was Rueppel’s Weaver which we saw on Green Island yesterday. Now we are trying to find real rarities and vagrants such as Eversmann’s Redstart or Hume’s Wheatear. However, we note all birds around anyway. Today we had Yellow-browed Warbler, …

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03/11/2017 at various sites

Main target today was to show to my friend Bassel Afghan Babblers. However, on the way to Abdaly farms we stopped first at Mutla’a Ranch where we had female Hypocolious, male Shikira and c. 5 Red-breasted Flycatchers. Nex stop was Rawdatain botling plant that produced 2 more Red-breasted Flycatchers and Accipiter sp. In Abdaly farms …

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08/09/2017 at Al Abraq and Jahra Pool Reserve

I visited these sites with Mr. Bassel. Highlights in Al Abraq were 3-4 Egyptian Nighthars, Citrine Wagtail, Golden Oriole and first Pied Wheatear for this autumn. Sajan and Subash saw also two European Nightjars. At Jahra Pool Reserve we had 18 Cream Coloured Coursers, Black-tailed Godwit, Glossy Ibis, two Red-necked Phalaropes, Great Crested Grebe and …

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Mystery Sylvia Warbler photographed on April 9th 2017 in Liyah North, Kuwait

The bird was spotted by Robert Poot and Edward IJzendoorn. The bird  was initially identified as Subalpine Warbler. Later on some experts claimed it to be Menetries’s Warbler. I simply do not know it’s true identity. It looks so different to be Menetries’s but I do not know. If somebody has better information / experience …

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18/04/2017 at Fintas Park, Fahaheel & Port Zour

Short stop to Fintas Park produced second Rueppell’s Weaver and one more Basra Reed Warbler. Fahaheel Park was good for migrants but not yelding any specialities. In Al Kout’s watchtower we had our first White-cheeked Terns. After that Richard Jeffrey spotted Kittiwake which is third record for Kuwait if accepted by KORC. Photographing wise I …

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