My friends and collaborators Stam and Aris from Bio-diversity East were in Kuwait for a couple of days and we had the chance to meet and enjoy a few hours birding in the late afternoon at Jahra Pools.
They hadn't visited since Birds of Kuwait was launched and were quite impressed with the upgraded road and water infrastructure in the reserve.
Indeed the water network is the life-blood for this reserve and as a result many species have bred this spring including Mallard and Ferruginous Duck.
We spent the time birding, so not too many photographs were taken. But as expected, Red-backed Shrikes are still predominant, although numbers are now starting to reduce as they continue their journey north.
|Male Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)|
|Common Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)|
|Yellow-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. lutea)|
|Female Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)|
|Juvenile Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)|
|Male Garganey (Anas querquedula)|
|Nesting Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)|
|Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)|
|Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana)|
|Juvenile Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)|
|Adult and juvenile Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)|