Markus Craig and I were out the day before Christmas Eve and decided to head west and check out the Al Abraq farm. We are now in mid-winter and were optimistic about some winter Thrushes - but it was not to be. A Daurian Shrike was approachable in the early morning sun.
|Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)|
As there was not much, we tried the Pivot Fields at the nearby dairy farm; although we did hear and see a fleeting Oriental Skylark, the predominant species in the pivots were Eurasian Skylark's.
|Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)|
|Black-throated Thrush (Turdus atrogularis)|
Rose-ringed Parakeets are present, but in way lower numbers than when I first came to Kuwait - I reckon most have been trapped and sold.
|Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)|
|Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)|
and Caucasian Water Pipit
|Caucasian Water Pipit (Anthus s. coutelli)|
Followed by a Red-spotted Bluethroat
|Red-spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia s. svecica)|
|Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)|
|Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)|
|Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)|
|Common (Gallinago gallinago) and Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus)|
|Female European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)|
|Possible Arabian Grey Shrike (Lanius aucheri)|