Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another side of the hood, Mahboula January 22nd 2012

From Kuwait 2012
I haven't explored this side of our neighbourhood much yet.
There's still a huge construction going on at the main street and crossing this one is a pain in the behind (mud puddles, sand in your shoes, dirty dog paws, dust, ...).
The street is right in front of this building, the plot with trees behind me.

From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
This day the trees and old Date palms lured me though.

From Kuwait 2012
Also the mounds and bushes, usually good territory for Shrikes, Wheatears and such fellows I wanted to check out if there were any birds.
Not much yet, I bet during migration a few fellows will stop by though.
We had the usual criminals: Laughing Dove, House Sparrow, I heard a White-eared Bulbul and saw two White Wagtails.

From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
I was surprised to find some plants growing, not sure which is what, except for one.

Jaffa groundsel, Senecio glaucus
From Kuwait 2012
Jaffa groundsel, Senecio glaucus
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012

And on my way back home I stumbled over this Lady, enjoying the cool morning and sunshine. This is a sight you rarely ever get. Women here do walk along the beaches or might sit on a bench, but more often you just see them sitting inside their cars and watch nature from there.

From People

I also stopped at my favorite 'next door' trees.

From Kuwait 2012

The street construction workers are currently pouring their Leftover concrete everywhere. Underneath and besides the tree are some of those places. On one I could see the sparrows taking their baths after the rain - before the concrete :(
And of course, there's always the trash.

From Kuwait 2012
From Kuwait 2012

Not many birds around here, a few noisy fighting House Sparrows (well, the one in the photo stayed out of it and just enjoyed the cool sunshine), Laughing Doves, two Common Myna eyeing me curiously

From Birds Kuwait 2012
From Birds Kuwait 2012