Birds Sightings from Kuwait: owned and managed by AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan

May 2009 in Kebd and at KISR Shuwaikh

As noted earlier (20.04.2009), two successive dry seasons seem to have led to the disappearance of Dunn’s Lark from Kebd, although a few pairs may still persist in the far north of the area. Black-crowned Sparrow-lark breeding pairs are also substantially down compared to previous years, but with about 10 – 20 pairs, not as much as previously thought. The observation of a pair of Cream-coloured Coursers on open ground in the old area of Kebd on 28.05.2009 suggests that the species may be breeding there. The small pool attracted many migrants again this year. Bird numbers and species on the spring migration in the gardens at KISR Shuwaikh were less impressive than in the previous year, but many Great reed Warblers remained on the lawns up until the end of May.

Marsh Warbler at Kabd

Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus
Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus دَخْنَاءُ قَزْوِينِيَّةٌ

European Reed Warbler at Kabd

Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus
Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus دَخْنَاءُ قَزْوِينِيَّةٌ

Sedge Warbler at Kebd

Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus دَخْنَاءُ بَرْدِيَّةٌ
Caspian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus (scirpaceus) fuscus دَخْنَاءُ قَزْوِينِيَّةٌ

Short-toed Lark at Kebd

Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla قُبَّرَةٌ صُبَيْعَاءُ كَبِيرَةٌ

Common Quail at Kebd

Common Quail Coturnix coturnix
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix سُمَّانَى شَائِعَةٌ

Great Reed Warbler on the lawn at KISR-Shuwaikh

Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus دَخْنَاءُ كَبِيرَةٌ

Wood Sandpiper on the lawn at KISR-Shuwaikh

Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola feeding on grass
Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola طِيْطَوَى آجَمِيَّةٌ

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