01 June 2018

Birds and butterflies

Week 28; 15 July 2017 - Jahra Pools Reserve and Jahra Farm

An early visit to JPR where the bird of the day is the seldom seen Water Rail, this a young bird which confirms breeding for this summer

Juvenile Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)


A single foraging Whiskered Tern was seen at the bigger pool.

Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)

High Key 
Since there was not much else, tried Jahra Farm over the freeway, but even less here other than a selection of butterflies seen in the fields;

Asian Grass Blue

Asian Grass Blue (Zizeeria karsandra)


Mediterranean Pierrot

Mediterranean Pierrot (Tarucus rosacea)



Desert White

Desert White (Pontia glauconome)
And Small Cabbage White

Small Cabbage White (Artogeia rapae)


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