I'm spending a lot more time in the south at Sea City and around Khiran. This is primarily due to no access again to SAANR for reasons unknown to most (unless of course the real reasons are not being divulged) and restricted access to JPR. Access to JPR is now only during week-days and for only 3-days a week from 8 - 12; far from ideal timing for summer photography. These restrictions in a period when visiting birders are planning trips to Kuwait for spring migration. With these constraints, promoting Kuwait as a birding hotspot (which it is) is becoming a lot tougher.
Around the project, I came across a few Sykes's Wagtails, it seems most Yellow Wagtails have already moved on.
|Sykes's Wagtail (Motacilla f. beema)|
|Caper White (Belenois aurota)|
There weren't many spring migrants to be found in the desert area, but I did get Blue-throated Agamid, a lizard I hadn't yet recorded in this area, but one which should be more common
|Blue-throated Agamid (Acanthocerus atricollis or Agama blanfordi)|
The coastal area was the most productive with many species of shorebirds sheltering on the spur and keeping out of the wind.
A few late blooming Cistanche lutea parasitic plants were still in flower
|Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)|
I was able to get a few BIF of the larger waders like Bar-tailed Godwit
|Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica)|
|Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)|
|Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)|
|Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)|
|Lesser Sand Plover (Charadrius atrifrons)|
|Mixed shorebirds; Grey and Lesser Sand Plover and Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus)|
|Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) and Sanderling (Calidris alba)|
|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)|