It was a perfect windless day when I visited the Sea City project last week. This time I had the opportunity to go from Phase A1 to Phase A2, which meant an off-shore traverse on an absolutely flat sea.
As before, there were large numbers of Great Cormorants roosting on the lagoon beaches and feeding in big flocks on the lagoons.
|Great Cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo)|
Venturing off-shore, I again found a single Socotra Cormorant roosting on the buoy which means that at least for this year this species over-wintered in Kuwait.
|Wintering Socotra Cormorant (Phalacrocorax nigrogularis)|
|Heuglins Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
|Great Black-headed Gull (Larus ichthyaetus)|
|Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)|
|Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)|
|Trying to show the difference between 'normal' on LHS and darker individual on RHS|
|Libyan Jird (Meriones libycus)|
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
|Winter flowers explode in the desert|