Today I did a circuit around Jahra and SAANR, starting off at Jahra Farm where I found a roosting Rufous Turtle Dove (10th record for Kuwait) in the early morning.
|Rufous Turtle Dove (Streptopelia o. meena)|
|Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)|
|Kuwait City Skyline|
|Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)|
and I was rewarded with 4 sightings of Arabian Red Fox who were all very skittish, this one keeping it's eye on me from a distance and surveying it's territory.
|Arabian Red Fox|
|Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)|
|Trumpeter Finch (Bucanetes githagineus)|
|Eurasian Penduline Tit (Remiz pendulinus)|
and a European Stonechat on the way out
|European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)|
Last stop before heading home was Pivot Fields, later than I would normally get there. Today there were many Common Kestrel hunting over the fields
|Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)|
A male Caspian Stonechat near the maize field
|Male Caspian Stonechat (Saxicola m. variegatus)|
A single Greater Spotted Eagle was found on the deck in one of the fields
|Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)|
and the Black-winged Kite which has remained in the same area for just over a week. This species is now considered an annual visitor and a good bird to leave on.
|Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)|