One of the KEPS Members had told me about an area near Entertainment City where he had found Indian Silverbill. I have seen this species many times around the Gulf, but it has eluded me in Kuwait.
I spent about 90-minutes in the area which has some good habitat in a fenced area that is currently not accessible, but is probably where the Silverbills are more likely to be found. No luck with the Silverbills, but with time I should find them, however a pair of Yellow-throated Sparrows was reward enough for the time spent.
|Yellow-throated Sparrow (Gymnoris xanthocollis)|
|Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea) in breeding plumage|
There was only one Dunlin present, but I was able to get a record image of it together with a Curlew Sandpiper for comparative purposes
|Comparative image of Curlew Sanpiper (Calidris ferruginea) and Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
There were still good numbers of Red-necked Phalarope in one of the main pools, this one taking a break from spinning around
|Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)|
|Female Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)|
|White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)|
|Western Cattle Egret (Ardea alba)|