02 October 2018

Good friends

Week 28; 09 July 2018 - Jahra Pools Reserve

Markus Craig was back in Kuwait for a week and we enjoyed the day catching-up. Later in the afternoon, we met Omar at JPR for a last birding out together. Weather was not ideal with winds gusting in excess of 40km/h and blowing dust - we call it hair dryer wind (dry and very, very hot).

Even though it is mid-summer, we are still finding migrant species amongst the local residents, like this European Black-tailed Godwit

European Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa l. limosa)

Here one of the resident Squacco Herons that bred in JPR again this year

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)

Other good birds included; Bar-tailed Godwit, Greater Sand Plover, Terek Sandpiper, Citrine Wagtail and Crab-plover - but no sign of the Striated Heron found 2-days back.

All too soon, it was time for goodbyes, as I was heading to South Africa for 2-weeks to see my family and Markus was heading back to Austria, for good.

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