On the first day of Eid, Neil Tovey and I enjoyed a great morning in the Pivot Fields, arriving just after sunrise. Just on the way in we had Caspian Plovers, Collared Pratincoles and Black-crowned Sparrow Larks in the first open fields - but they were too distant for any images.
We really just drove around enjoying the birds this site has to offer, finding quite a few Harriers
|Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus)|
two Buzzard species; a moulting Steppe
|Steppe Buzzard (Buteo b. vulpinus)|
and Long-legged putting up all the Sparrows
|Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)|
We flushed a small flock of Garganey that had dropped in to drink at a small pool
|Garganey (Anas querquedula)|
However, it was at the large pond where Neil got onto a small phylloscopus that dropped down out of the tree to grab an insect on the ground. It had a distinct super and a faint wingbar and we nailed it down as a Green Warbler, a scarce and probably annual, but over-looked migrant in Kuwait.
|Green Warbler (Phylloscopus nitidus)|
A great bird to end an enjoyable morning's birding