I spent some time on the eastern boundary of Pivot Fields searching for the Sociable Lapwings that had been present in January without luck. On arrival, had a few Black-eared Kites overhead
|Black-eared Kite (Milvus m. lineatus)|
Crested Lark's were singing and displaying very high overhead
|Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)|
A Hen Harrier fly by was appreciated, as these are recorded infrequently in Kuwait
|Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)|
However, a distinct and distant large black and white bird flying along the northern boundary of the farm reminded of a Pied Crow from South Africa. Slowly it flew closer to me and landed on one of the Pivots for literally 2-minutes before continuing on it's journey.This was Kuwait's 3rd Mesopotamian Crow and a pretty mega record!
|Kuwait's 3rd Mesopotamian Crow (Corvus c. capellanus)|
I found some mist nests walking back to my car and released all the Sparrows that were helplessly trapped in the net.
|Shooting and trapping is a scourge in Kuwait|
I made a short stop at my local beach in Funaitees to check for Terns, but found Greater Sand Plover
|Greater Sand Plover (Anarhynchus leschenaultii)|
Common Black-headed Gull
|Common Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)|
And a few Steppe Gull's
|Steppe Gull (Larus f. barabensis)|