I was back in the south of Kuwait and enjoyed my Mac breakfast just after sunrise.
I almost dropped my coffee as a Short-eared Owl flew in front of my car and only managed a quick 'grab' shot as it dropped behind some Sabkha against the sun. Unfortunately, it only stayed a minute before it was off again, so I didnt have any chance to get any closer. A great record for the south..
|Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)|
|White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)|
|Water Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)|
|Western Reef Heron (Egretta g. schistacea)|
|Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka)|
|Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)|
|Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis)|
|Destined to die|
|And this Gull|
|Heuglin's Gull (Larus f. heuglini)|
|Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)|
|Male Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)|
|Asian Desert Warbler (Sylvia nana)|
|Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) keeping out of the sun|
|Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus)|
Lastly, I noted some Asian Grass Blues enjoying a particular desert plant whose name I don't know.
|Asian Grass Blue (Zizeeria karsandra karsandra)|