11/12/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve and Jahra Farms

This mourning Terry Boss and I started at Jahra Pools Reserve, our main target was Turkestan Shrike on his last day in Kuwait. We managed to see one, saw also Mountain Chiffchaffs and a Crested Honey Buzzard. Jahra Pools Reserve: Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata 35, Gadwall Anas strepera 1, Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 2, Northern Pintail …

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10/12/2017 Lesser Flamingo at Maternity Hospital, the 3rd (same bird since 2014) for Kuwait if accepted by KORC

The Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor was found yesterday. This is its 4th year since it started wintering in Kuwait with the Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus flocks. The Lesser Flamingo was first record was on 03/12/2007, the second on 16/01/2010.

08/12/2017 at various sites

We started at Abdaly Farms, where we saw the Afghan Babblers, then stopped at Mutla’a Ranch to see Pallid Scops Owl which was found by Pardeep. Birds of the day: Pallid Scops Owl Otus brucei List of birds seen: Abdaly Farms: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus leucotis 6, …

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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 …

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26/11/2017 A potential Pale Martin 2nd for WP if accepted by KORC and Probably a Grey-throated Martin at Jahra Pools Reserve.

Yesterday Markus Craig reported a presumed Grey-throated Martin Riparia chinensis together with a Pale Martina Riparia diluta. Today he relocates the birds alert us in WhatsApp group. I rushed right away to find the four birds perching on a barbed wire next to a Barn Swallow. The four birds kept together hawking insects over the marsh. …

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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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17/11/2017 Purple Sunbird, the 3rd for Kuwait and WP (if accepted by KORC)

Today was an exceptional day, we really had good birds. In the morning at Jahra Pools Reserve we had Moustached Warbler showed well many times allowing excellent photographing opportunities. We also had Mountain Chiffchaff and Indian Reed Warbler which also showed very well. Many participants of the Winter Tour 11-19 Nov. 2017 were very pleased …

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