Thursday, April 11, 2013

#Kuwait - A morning out

No great Bird photos ahead, just wanting to pop in and let you know, I'm alive and kicking ;-)
We are back in Kuwait (in case I haven't mentioned it).

Migration has picked up and so have the hunters.
Found some openly shooting in the middle of my neighbourhood yesterday.
They did take the pigeon and the Laughing dove though.
Maybe they actually ate them (which then would be sort of ok,..., I just can't stand the senseless shooting)

Found this guy on my way back from the beach. Gave me a nice laugh :-)



The Parakeets are still in the hood and so are the two visiting Hoopoes. At least one was still there this morning.




Also saw Chiffchaffs




a Kestrel flyby (whichever sort)



a flock of Yellow Wagtails, Barn Swallows, Pallid Swifts, a Grey Shrike, Ruffuous Bush Robin (2), Northern Wheatears, a Blackhead, Bulbuls (no Minnas and not as many Bulbuls as usual - it's overall very quiet  no Shorebirds at all).
I saw a flock of 30 Bee-eaters fly by on Sunday morning.

I also saw some huge ants, as big as my fingernail (they just didn't want to hold still)





Sunday, January 27, 2013

Siskin (Eurasian), Erlenzeisig, Carduelis spinus

Another surprise catch of a Lifer on a walk to a photo assignment. One has to keep eyes and ears open at all times :-)

More Info on Opus at Birdforum (Name translation thanks to Bavarianbirds)


From Birds Germany 2013
From Birds Germany 2013

Birdlist 2013





Anseriformes

Anatidae
  • Mallard, Stockente, Anas platyrhynchos (Germany)
Pelecaniformes
Phalacrocoracidae
  • Great Cormorant,  Kormoran, Phalacrocorax carbo (Germany)
Ciconiiformes
Ardeidae


  • Grey Heron, Graureiher, Ardea cinerea (Germany)
Accipitriformes
Accipitridae
  • Buzzard, Maeusebussard, Buteo Buteo
Falconidae

  • Peregrine Falcon, Wanderfalke, Falco peregrinus (Germany)
Columbiformes
Columbidae
  • Collared Dove, Türkentaube, Streptopelia roseogrisea (Germany)
  • Common wood pigeon, Ringeltaube, Columba palumbus (Germany)
Coraciiformes
Alcenidae
  • Common Kingfisher, Eisvogel, Alcedo atthis
Piciformes
Picidae
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buntspecht, Dendrocopus major
Passeriformes
Motacillidae
  • Grey Wagtail, Gebirgsstelze, Motacilla cinerea (Germany)
Turdidae
  • Blackbird (Common), Amsel, Turdus merula (Germany)
  • European Robin, Rotkehlchen, Erithacus rubecula (Germany)
Troglodytidae
  • Wren, Zaunkönig, Troglodytes troglodytes (Germany)
Paridae
  • Blue Tit, Blaumeise, Parus caeruleus (?) (Germany)
  • Great Tit, Kohlmeise, Parus major (Germany)
Sittidae
  • Nuthatch, Kleiber, Sitta Europaea (Germany)
Corvidae
  • Carrion Crow, Rabenkrähe (Aaskrähe), Corvus corone (Germany)
  • Magpie (Black-billed Magpie), Elster, Pica pica (Germany)
Passeridae
  • House Sparrow, Haussperling / Spatz, Passer domesticus (Germany)
Fringillidae
  • Chaffinch, Buchfink, Fringilla coelebs (Germany)
  • Siskin (Eurasian), Erlenzeisig, Carduelis spinus (Germany)