Markus Craig and I had an early start as we headed to Abraq to be there just after sunrise.
We started with a drive around the farm and this was the best way to get close to many of the birds - Common Redstart's are still present
|Female Common Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)|
Marsh Warbler were flushed from the fields to the adjacent acacia type trees
|Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)|
As did a Garden Warbler
|Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin)|
An unfortunate passerine that fell prey to a migrating Shrike
A short walk gave Willow Warbler
|Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)|
And a Yellow-throated Sparrow
|Yellow-throated Sparrow (Gymnoris xanthocollis)|
By now it was getting hotter, so back in the car for a last drive where we found Wood Warbler (tick for me) - but no pic
And then a Taiga Flycatcher, 5th for Kuwait, that was quite obliging, but never came out of cover or into sunshine
|Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla)|
Just as we were about to leave, a pale phase Booted Warbler came drifting by overhead.
|Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata)|
It was then back east to JPR where Pied Avocet was seen on the way to the beach.
|Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)|
At the beach, White-winged Terns were foraging along the shoreline
|White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)|
the Little Gull was present and pretty close by - but still heat haze plagues getting sharp images
|Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)|
Another great day out with Markus