After my survey yesterday, I stopped by Jahra Farms on the way home and as I walked in through the gate, had this Basra Reed Warbler out in the open 2m in front of me. I am not normally this lucky with this tough to find bird.
|Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis)|
Today I had the pleasure of guiding Don Hill, a world lister from New York who had stopped over in Kuwait after a few weeks birding in Africa. Obviously Kuwait was a real contrast to both the birds and habitat of the African forests in Uganda, but nevertheless we still found many good birds together.
At Jahra East Outfall I found Basra for Don, as well as a number of other good species. This bird had me guessing for a while when I saw it from a distance, it looked quite different as it's feathers were wet, but I finally confirmed it as Eastern Orphean Warbler
|Eastern Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris)|
|Juvenile Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)|
|Breeding Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)|
|Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)|
|Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)|
A last stop at Doha Spur didnt produce much, as the tide had come in quicker than we had planned - but 79 species was a respectable total for the day and added a few more to Don's life list.