Kabd Reserve, KISR Shuwaikh 09-10/04/2008

10/04/2008: During a visit to Kabd with a visiting group of Finnish birders, we saw a group of 45+ Pale Rockfinches, 1 Booted Eagle, 2 White-throated Robins, a Whinchat and the usual migrants and resident larks (Dunn’s Lark, Black-crowned Sparrow-lark).

09/04/ – 10/04/2008: Apart from the species listed below (06 – 09/04/2008) for the lawns and scrub at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Shuwaikh, 3 Whinchats were observed and on the 10/04, a rather oily Whimbrel joined the other birds on the lawns. A single Graceful Prinia was seen in scrub on the edge of one of the lawns.

Whinchat (male)

Whinchat on a branch
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra بِرْقَشٌ أَحْمَرُ

Whinchat (female)

Whinchat Saxicola rubetra on grass
Whinchat Saxicola rubetra بِرْقَشٌ أَحْمَرُ

A somewhat oily Whimbrel

Oiled Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Eurasian Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus نَهْقَةٌ آجَامٍيَّةٌ