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Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

04/03/2021 at Jahra Pools Reserve

A short visit to Jahra Pools Reserve produced few birds but had some good photos of Black-crowned Night Heron which were 68 at there roost and breeding site and thought of sharing them.

Armenian Gull Larus armenicus standing in water

31/01/2021 at Sulaibikhat Bay

Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus 530, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 15, Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii 95, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 45, Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 25, Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata 2, Broad-billed Sandpiper...

Serendib Scops Owl Otus thilohoffmanni

Sri Lanka 10-20 December 2019

Participants: AbdulRahman Al-Sirhan, Chris Lansdell and Graham Sorrie Written by: A Al-Sirhan Sri Lanka is officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon. It was once known as...

3 Sociable Lapwings standing on the ground

14/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

Highlights: Asian Shikra and Sociable Lapwings. Birds seen today: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 200, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 8, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 4, Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 20, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 40,...

Male Shikra perching on palm tree

13/10/2020 at Al-Abraq

Highlights: Male Shikra Al-Abraq produced the following: Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 3, Black-winged Kite (Asian)Elanus caeruleus vociferus 1, Asian Shikra Accipiter (badius) cenchroides 1, Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 2, Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 1,...

Crested Honey Buzzard in flight

07/10/2020 at Al Abraq

This morning at Al Abraq I met Khaled Al-Ghanem and Abdulmohsen Al-Surayea. We stayed chatting together and birding this oasis for three hours.Highlights of the day, again Crested Honey Buzzards and Shikras. They are...

Pallid Harrier in flight

05/10/2020 at Pivot Fields

A morning visit to Pivot Fields produced the following: Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 80, Namaqua Dove Oena capensis 2, Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus  13, Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus  1, Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus 6, White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus...

Shikra perching on branches

04/10/2020 at Al Abraq

An early morning visit to Al Abraq produced 3 Shikras, Ménétries’s Warbler and Common Quail.The list of today include the following: Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 2, Shikra Accipiter badius...

Asian Shikra in flight from below

30/09/2020 at Al Abraq

I arrived at Al Abraq at 6:30 to find both Mike Pope and Khaled Al-Ghanem arrived 30 minutes ahead of me.We moved around then stopped in the shade watching raptors as they come and...

Crested Honey Buzzard on flight with raised wings

27/09/2020 at Al-Abraq

This morning, again I went to Al-Abraq, early in the morning. I arrived an hour after sunrise and raptors started flying around low in the farm. They were lots of Black-eared Kites, Steppe Buzzards...

Great Grey Shrike (Arabian) perching on a branch

21/09/2020 at Al-Abraq

An early morning visit to Al Abraq showed little migration. At the beginning I had an Arabian Grey Shrike which is a very rare bird in Kuwait (11 records), although it had bred a...

A White-eared Bulbul perching on a tree

14/09/2015 at Mutla’a Ranch

A short visit to Mutla’a Ranch produced the following species, migration in Autumn is quick so most of the birds stop over for a couple of days or so and leave. Booted Warbler was...