01 June 2018

Crisping in the midday sun

Week 30; 29 July 2017 - Jahra Farm and Jahra Pools Reserve

Back to Jahra again today, stopping first at Jahra Farm where Bank Myna was seen - looks like a summer of 2017 offspring

Bank Myna (Acridotheres ginginianus)
Keeping out of the sun was a Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
At JPR, a Common Cuckoo was seen flying over the reed beds

Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Whilst Indian Reed Warbler was sitting quietly in the shaded reeds below

Indian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus s. brunnescens)
As was this Woodchat Shrike, avoiding the direct sun

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)
Little Stint in breeding plumage was feeding in a secluded pool

Little Stint (Calidris minuta)
A White Wagtail was a real surprise, as this is a winter visitor to Kuwait

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
One of the common Skimmer Dragonflies seen frequently at JPR

Slender Skimmer (Orthetrum sabina)

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