Here we are in the New Year and I'm still trying to post my backlog from 2014, but I will persist until I'm up to date.
For this post, I was back down in the south of the country at the Sea City project in Khiran. A stop in the pre-dawn light at some suitable reed habitat produced a skulking Water Rail, my first record in the south of Kuwait.
|Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)|
|Winter plumage Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)|
|Winter plumage Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
|Heuglin's Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
|Stunning male Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)|
A young Great Reed Warbler played hide and seek with me in one of the larger trees in the project
|1st year Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)|
|Western Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)|
|Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana) with stunning yellow eyes|
|Female Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)|
|Libyan Jird (Meriones libycus)|
|Western Pygmy Blue (Brephidium exilis)|
|Mediterranean Pierrot (Tarucus rosacea)|