06/01/11

South Africa (ZA)   Rarity search continues  -  Categories: Annual Kuwait Bird Reports  -  @ 11:39:12 am

Week 21 - 27 May 2011, Jahra Pools and later Sharq Harbour

The Pied Bush Chat (a first for Kuwait) was seen again at Jahra Pools Reserve yesterday, so after my son's golf lessons we were back at Jahra Pools in search of this mega. Images by Mike Pope


Again I was unsuccessful, but we believe it to still be present but elusive. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed the few remaining Red-necked Phalarope females that are almost all in full breeding plumage

Red-necked Phalarope


Red-necked Phalarope


Red-necked Phalarope


Later in the week, I stopped for 30-minutes early in the morning at Sharq Harbour, on the way to having my car serviced. No gulls at all, but did have an adult and juvenile Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern


Sandwich Tern


An unexpected surprise was a single Socotra Cormorant (a rare summer visitor to Kuwait) that was really enjoying a bath and wash in the sea, before it flapped off laboriously with a hop, skip and jump to go an dry out on one of the harbour buoys

Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant


Socotra Cormorant



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