I had arranged a trip to Boubyan Island and got to the meeting point at Jahra Pools early so I could have a quick look around.
There were reports earlier in the week of breeding Barn Swallow and I was able to locate and see a number of nests with at least 2 having adult birds sitting on eggs/chicks. This is a pretty exciting breeding record for Kuwait for a migrant species.
|Active Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) nests|
Driving slowly around the reserve, I found a male Little Bittern hunting quietly and patiently in a quiet pool.
|Male Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)|
|Caspian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus s. fuscus)|
A juvenile Namaqua Dove was seen, brood of summer 2016?
|Juvenile Namaqua Dove (Oena capensis)|
|Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)|
|Male Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)|
|Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)|
|White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus)|