We received the great news earlier this week that the water supply problem to Jahra Pools Reserve had been resolved and the pools were almost all filled; this is great news for the tail end of Autumn migration and the winter visitors.
Here are a few images to show why Jahra Pools is a special and critical site for both resident and migratory birds.
The main pool
|Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)|
|1cy Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Winter plumage Black-necked Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)|
|Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)|
|Find your own territory|
|Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)|
|Red-spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)|
|European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)|
|White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)|
|Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis)|
|Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)|
|Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)|