Category: Mutla’a Ranch

Shikra perched on a branch of a tree

22/09/2017 at Mutla’a Ranch

I visited with Mr. Bassel Mutla’a Ranch this morning. After usual stuff like Rose Finch, several warblers, Golden Oriole etc. Bassel spotted Shikra. Both pictures are by Bassel. Juvenile Shikra (Accipiter badius) Note pale iris and gular stripe....

Dunlin standing in water

10/09/2017 at Green Island, Abu Al-Hasaniya, Jahra Pools Reserve & Mutla’a Ranch

Birding with Dr Rob Sheldon OSME Chair. Highlight of the day was two male Hypocolius, Rose-coloured Starling, Yellow-throated Sparrow, Common Rosefinch & Tawny Pipit. 82 species were seen. Green Island: 21 species Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 2, Squacco Heron...

Cinereous Bunting standing on the ground

09/09/2017 at Jahra Pools Reserve and Mutla’a Ranch

The highlights of today were Eastern Cinereous Bunting,Common Rock Thrush and Short-toed Eagle. Jahra Pools Reserve Garganey Spatula querquedula 73, Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 3, Common Pochard Aythya ferina 3, Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 10, Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 1, Great...

Upcher's Warbler standing on the ground

31/08/2017 at JPR, JF, Al-Shallal’s Farm, Jal Al Zor and Mutla’a Ranch

Jahra Farms: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 8, European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 2, Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio 1, Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis pallidirostris 3, Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor 2, White-eared Bulbul Pycnonotus...

Lesser Sand Plover standing in water

28/08/2017 at Jahra East Outfall, Jahra Pools Reserve, Mutla’a Ranch, and Jahra Farms

At Jahra East Outfall: Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 12, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 30, Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus 4, Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii 15, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 4, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 45, Whimbrel...

Caspian Reed Warbler perched on a branch of a tree

22/03/2017 at Abu Al-Hasaniya and Mutla’a Ranch

Mutla’a Ranch: Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) 1, White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus leucotis) 6, Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) 12, Eurasian Reed Warbler (Iduna rama) 1, Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) 2, Basra Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) 1, Clamorous Reed, Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus) 2,...

Eversmann's Redstart perched on a branch of a tree

15/11/2016 At Mutla’a Ranch

Today the visitors I am guiding were happy to see and photograph an obliging Eversmann’s Redstart, the 12th record for Kuwait. The visitors were Hugues DUFOURNY, Brian Rasmussen, Henrik Rask, Daniel Mauras, Jean-Jacques CLEMENT, Francis SMIGIELSKI and Thierry JEAN....

Greater Spotted Eagle in flight

17-20/10/2016 Al-Abraq, Mutla’a Ranch and Jahra Pools Reserve

Oriental Honey-buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus 1, Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga 1, Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis 5, Imperial Eagle Aquila heliacal 1, Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus 3, Shikra Accipiter badius 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 1, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo...