02 August 2018

15-minutes with a Spotted Eagle

Week 06; 10 February 2018 - Jahra Pools Reserve 

I spent a few hours at Jahra Pools this morning which was a lot quieter compared to last week.

Just inside the gate, I came across this obliging and perched Greater Spotted Eagle and I spent quite some time enjoying this magnificent raptor

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga)

It was hard to not take a few portraits as it intently watched the ground below the road

Greater Spotted Eagle (Aquila clanga) portrait

Western Marsh Harriers were present and hunting over the pools and reeds

Female Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Elsewhere, White-throated Kingfisher was seen in the early morning sun

White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)

As was Daurian Shrike

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus)

At the large shallow pools both Eastern and Western White Wagtails were seen. The Eastern having the much larger and extended black bib (as I understand)

"Eastern" White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

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