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Currently living, snapping photos and watching nature in Kuwait, Middle East

Hadabah, Tower area Near Delta Sharm compound
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Woodchat Shrike, Rotkopfwürger, Lanius senator

Posted Monday 12th April 2010 at 16:15 by NicoleB
Updated Thursday 15th April 2010 at 06:57 by NicoleB


Around Lunch time when I was walking the dogs, I saw this guy perched on top of a Lamp post.
I didn’t have my camera with me. I should know better by now, during migration time.
By the time I came back from the house with the camera, he was gone.

This afternoon I went for a walk around the compound with the dogs - with my camera, to look for this guy....
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Purple Heron visit

Posted Wednesday 7th April 2010 at 06:32 by NicoleB
Updated Wednesday 7th April 2010 at 06:37 by NicoleB


Just after waking up this morning, hubby told me that there’s a big bird on the football field.
For hubby that can be anything from a crow to a heron.
In this case it was a Purple Heron.

I just managed to get up, get my cam, switch the lens to the 200mm and put in a new battery and take one crappy shot (and a few more real crappy ones in...
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Laughing dove, Palmtaube, Streptopelia senegalensis

Posted Monday 28th December 2009 at 07:51 by NicoleB


There are lots of these around our compound.
Mainly hanging out in the Zoo area.

Lots of other pigeons and various doves as well.

When the sun rises, you can see two huge flocks of doves and pigeons take off.
A few minutes later a flock of at least 30 Cattle Egret takes off.
They are here since about 3 weeks.
It’s...
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The other day

Posted Saturday 14th November 2009 at 17:22 by NicoleB
Updated Sunday 22nd November 2009 at 06:48 by NicoleB
The other day on another attempted walk with the dogs (it's still too hot and the constant honking quite annoying),back on our compound I saw some tired fellows sitting on the wall:



Thanks to the great fellows here in the forum,I know now that these guys are male Namaqua Doves (Kaptäubchen in German), Oena capensis.

I've never seen them before,nor...
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Bluethroat, Blaukehlchen, Luscinia svecica , (male)

Posted Tuesday 10th November 2009 at 18:44 by NicoleB
Updated Sunday 22nd November 2009 at 06:48 by NicoleB
Got my first Bluethroat today (Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt) - happy me



That ups my Birdlist 2009 to 55

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