29 May 2018


Week 18; 04 May 2017 - Gulf Road and Al Shaheed Park

Continued with an early and 'slow' drive to work to check for migrating passerines.

There was a mix of Yellow Wagtails; including lutea

Yellow-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. lutea)
and thunbergi

Grey-headed Wagtail (Motacilla f. thunbergi)

But the new arrival was a male Whinchat

Male Whinchat (Saxicola rubetra)

and a Lesser Grey Shrike

Lesser Grey Shrike (Lanius minor)
After work, I made a detour for a late afternoon walk around the tranquil Al Shaheed Park - a tranquil green zone on the southern boundary of Kuwait City. First up was a really skulking Blackcap

Male Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Followed by an equally skulking Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin

Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)
Tree Pipit's foraging on the expansive lawns

Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis)
and a Turkestan Shrike watching and waiting from close by

Turkestan Shrike (Lanius phoenicuroides)
A Spotted Flycatcher was holding territory on one of the pathways

Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
On the invertebrate side, a probable Asian Grass Blue

Asian Grass Blue (Zizeeria karsandra)
and a Crimson-speckled Flunkey

Crimson-speckled Flunkey (Utetheisa pulchella)
After this, time to head home to start the rest of the weekend

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