Jahra East Outfall, 15/04/2008

At least 3 Little Bitterns were skulking in the reeds, and 2 separate Little Crakes were seen. Basra Reed Warblers were very active. Some of the other birds noted included Squacco Heron, Osprey, Montagu’s Harrrier (male), Common Sandpiper, Common Moorhen, Bluethroat, Moustached Warbler, Red-throated Pipit, Ortolan Bunting and numerous Yellow Wagtails.

Little Bittern

Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus on reed stems
Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus وَاقٌ صَغِيرٌ

Little Crake.

Little Crake Zapornia parva wading in water
Little Crake Zapornia parva مُرَعَةٌ صَغِيرَةٌ

Marsh Warbler.

Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis on a branch over water
Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis دَخْنَاءُ بِصْرِيَّةٌ