No posts in Kuwait for last weekend, as I was visiting my good friends in Qatar (see the post here - http://kuwaitbirding.blogspot.com/p/around-region.html)
I had mentioned in a previous post about the sweet afternoon light at Jahra Pools, so after a morning of tennis (yes, we play all year round!) and some time at the pool I was back at JPR in the late afternoon. A single Black-tailed Godwit was seen in one of the pools
|European Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa l. limosa)|
|This year's Grey-headed Swamphen (Porphyrio p. poliocephalus)|
|Dunlin (Calidris alpina)|
|Curlew Sandpiper (Calidris ferruginea)|
|Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)|
|This year's Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)|
|Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)|
But White-winged Tern numbers seemed to have increased.
|White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)|
As the light was fading fast, I had a quick drive around the reserve - Yellow Wagtails numbers are also slowly increasing
|Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. feldegg)|
|Adult Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii)|
|Jahra Pools Landscape|
|Adult Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)|
|Calling Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)|
|Another Jahra Pool sunset|
There was however a Green Toad eruption, with so many Toads all over the desert. So, I got down to their level (lying flat on the sand), to get a few images.
|Green Toad (Bufotes (Bufo) variabilis)|
A single Desert Gecko was also seen, but was less obliging than the Toad's - same tactic again; get down on the sand!
|Desert Gecko (Stenodactylus doriae)|