24 May 2018

A splash of colour at Green Island

Week 16; 18 April 2017 - Sharq Harbour and Green Island

I switched my approach and today made a stop at Sharq Harbour on the way home, as sunrise is getting later in the day and therefore more daylight hours to get in a spot of birding.

Unfortunately, the afternoon is not the best time of day at Sharq as the sun is pretty much in your face. A few Lesser Crested Terns were patrolling around the harbour

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)
And a Common House Martin was seen overhead

Common House Martin (Delichon urbicum)
A few images around Sharq Harbour

Dhow's in Sharq Harbout

Sharq Harbour Pier
A little further down Gulf Road was Green Island and a quick walk around produced a good variety of passerine migrants, starting with a Blue-cheeked Bee-eater just after the entrance gate
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)
I disturbed a Eurasian Wryneck foraging for ants on one of the pathways

Eurasian Wryneck (Jynx torquilla) foraging for ants

A European Turtle Dove was seen amongst a few European Collared Dove's

European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
A couple of Tree Pipit's were seen foraging on the lawns 

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
However, the highlight was a male Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Male Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush (Monticola saxatilis)

Followed by a White-throated Robin

White-throated Robin (Irania gutturalis)
Here a few of the famous Kuwait Towers from Green Island as the light started fading
Iconic Kuwait Towers

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