We appeared to have a lull in migrants, so I went in search of butterflies, specifically the 'Blue's'
Green Island is a man-made island that juts into the Gulf and has some mature habitat that attracts both birds and butterflies.
After paying my KD 1/- at the gate I was alerted by some agitated alarm calls and found around 3 or 4 Lesser Whitethroat's in one of the bigger trees.
|Lesser Whitethroat (Sylvia curruca)|
|1st year Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis)|
Whilst creeping about, I also found another 'Blue' that I hadn't seen before and thanks again to Torben Larson for confirming the identity as Dark Grass Blue
|Dark Grass Blue (Zizeeria karsandra)|
So, a successful trip, but I am still looking for another Blue that may or may not occur in Kuwait, but will have to wait to Spring for the habitat to be in bloom