Today I was out with Markus Craig, a new birder who has just arrived in Kuwait and will be here for the next 4-years. The weather started off overcast, cool and breezy when stopped at Jahra East Outfall after sunrise. It was very difficult to find or hear any warblers in the reeds due to the wind noise, but a Peregrine Falcon flyby was a treat.
We then did an orientation drive to Jahra Farms, Jal Al Zor and finally to Jahra Pools and as expected Jahra gave a few good birds amongst the usual suspects.
The Western Great Egret was a little more approachable today
|Western Great Egret (Ardea alba)|
|Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) with Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)|
|Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)|
|White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)|
|Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis)|
|Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)|
|1st year Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)|