I was back down in the south to check out the migrant birds in the impressive Sea City development. This time my 'wheels' were powered by twin 250's on the back of a boat.
We started off-shore, where the customary Socotra Cormorants were roosting on the buoys. The breeding season is now over for the Terns of Kubbar Island, so there is a little post-breeding dispersal with young birds seen along the coast. So, today there were two 1st-year White-cheeked Terns
|Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)|
There wasn't too much more about, so we parked the boat and watched the antics of a few Ghost Crabs which I found are quite elusive and very sensitive to both noise and movement. Their presence is a sign of healthy beach habitat which is encouraging.
Travelling back to the main lagoon, I found two European Rollers resting on the rocks near the coastguard station and this was my first time for seeing this species in the south of Kuwait
A walk on the smallest island produced three Shrike species
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus)|
|Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)|
|Crimson Speckled Footman (Utetheisa pulchella)|