I had an hour to kill, so decided to check out Green Island early in the morning and was really pleased to hear birds singing and calling, as it is something we are not that familiar with in Kuwait, especially not in the urban area I live.
Unfortunately it was an overcast and gloomy day, so light was less than perfect for photography. The main reason I was here was to check for Hypocolius and I wasn't disappointed - they were all over the place, but most feasting on the fruiting date palms. I was able to catch one in flight which is not easy, as the go up fast at around 45 degrees, the rest were all seen fattening up on dates.
|Hypocolius (Hypocolius ampelinus)|
All the other usual species that can be seen on this man-made island were seen and these included; White-eared Bulbuls which are quite abundant
|White-eared Bulbul (Pycnonotus l. leucotis)|
|Red-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus cafer)|
|Indian Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
|Ruppells Weaver (Ploceus galbula)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)|
|Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)|