The wind had picked up during the week and brought unpleasant blowing dust. I thought it had subsided sufficiently to get out for a pleasant few hours at JPR - I was wrong..
I didn't spend too much time at the pools this morning, as conditions were far from optimal. Although I was happy to get onto the Black-winged Kite that has been here a few weeks now and is considered a rarity for Kuwait. This one was actively searching and looking for prey items beneath its perch - but didn't pounce on anything whilst I was watching
|Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) searching for breakfast|
I caught a glimpse of some movement in the reeds and just managed to squeeze off one shot of the Swamphen before it skulked back into the reeds and out of the wind.
|Skulking Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)|
|1st year Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|