01 August 2018

Back from Paris

Week 02; 09 January 2018 - Jahra Pools Reserve

Well, after a fantastic week in Paris for Christmas and New Year, we are back in the land of sand and are already missing all that Paris shared with us.

Now we look forward to all that 2018 has to offer...

I managed a quick trip to JPR to check what winter birds were about.

As expected, Gull aplenty; here are a few Caspian's

Caspian Gull (Larus cachinnans)

Along with Common Black-headed still in winter plumage. This is the most prevalent Gull in Kuwait winter

Common Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)

Of course, Greater Spotted Eagles

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)

and Western Marsh Harriers are still present, this a male which is quite unusual, as generally females are the norm. 

Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Caucasian Mountain Chiffchaff was the only passerine of interest

Caucasian Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus lorenzii)

Not a big day, but always good to get reacquainted with the winter species

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