Crested Honey Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus

Crested Honey Buzzard at Ahmadi

Three Honey Buzzards were at Ahmadi Town today. The Crested Honey Buzzard subspecies orientalis is a common wintering bird in Kuwait. Only recently became a common wintering bird in Eastern Arabia.

Hypocolius Hypocolius ampelinus

03/02/2022 at Kabd Reserve, Jahra East Outfall and Jahra Pools Reserve

I noticed today that the female (probably a first winter) Hypocolius was furiously feeding on the flowers of the Arabian Boxthorn Lycium shawii bush. The outcome of today is as follows: Kabd Reserve Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 5, Laughing Dove Streptopelia...

Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia

26/12/2021 at Khiran and Abu Al-Hasaniya

Highlight of the day is Desert Finch Rhodospiza obsoleta, Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe chrysopygia and Asian Desert Warbler Curruca nana. Khiran: Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 1, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 1, Crested Lark Galerida cristata 1, White-eared Bulbul...

River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis

09/05/2021 at Al Abraq

This morning I received a text message from Neil, saying he found 6 River Warblers. This species is difficult to see and I only saw it once so decided to try to find this species and get some...

Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris

07/05/2021 at Al-Abraq

Abraq Al-Habari: Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto  2, Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis  3, Eurasian Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus  1, Corncrake Crex crex  1, Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos  1, Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola  1, Little Egret Egretta garzetta  4, Cattle...