12 October 2018

A dose of green

Week 34; 20 August 2018 - Pivot Fields

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

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