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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th July 2020, 12:26
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By bassel
Thanks Richard for confirming also . Yep ,...

Thanks Richard for confirming also .

Yep , around Hermel area .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th July 2020, 12:26
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By bassel
Ah , that was very helpful info Andy . Actually...

Ah , that was very helpful info Andy . Actually none though it would have been a Mourning wheatear , but I saw one Adult last year in the same area .

Thanks much for the confirmation
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 12th July 2020, 12:22
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By bassel
Lou , thanks so much for the confirmation ....

Lou , thanks so much for the confirmation .

Much appreciated
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th July 2020, 08:47
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By bassel
Estern black-eared wheatear ?? Lebanon , middle east , July 2020

Hello Again

Another juvenile wheatear in que which was also photographed by a friend of mine . I identified as eastern-black eared wheatear where there was also some confusion with Finsch's wheatear...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 11th July 2020, 08:42
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By bassel
Juvenile lark , Lebanon , Middle east . July 2020

Hello all

Please can we have an ID on this lark . The photos were taken by a friend of mine in Lebanon this Month . I am personally not fully convinced on a juvenile greater short-toed lark and...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th May 2020, 17:20
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By bassel
Thanks so much Daniel for the valuable info and...

Thanks so much Daniel for the valuable info and confirmation .

Thanks Aeshna
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 09:30
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By bassel
A possible arctic warbler ?? West Kazakhstan 22.05.2020 .

Hello Again

Came along this warbler which I believe it might have been an arctic warbler and not a green warbler , knowing that Arctic warbler is rare here in Kazakhstan . The features that I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 09:22
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By bassel
Greenish warbler , 22.05.2020 , west Kazakhstan

Dear All

As a common passage migrant , I believe this is a greenish warbler unless you have another thoughts .

I have seen several greenish before but this looked to me quite odd . However I am...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 23rd May 2020, 09:19
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By bassel
Thanks to all of you guys for the valuable...

Thanks to all of you guys for the valuable information and confirmation .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd May 2020, 04:13
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By bassel
Blyth's reed warbler , west Kazakhstan 10/05/2020 .

Dear All

Does this bird look good for Blyth's reed warbler ??

I had noticed that many features fit for the species but again not sure .

Kindly assist
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 21st April 2020, 02:40
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bassel
Thanks to you all for your inputs and assistance...

Thanks to you all for your inputs and assistance . Appreciated
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th April 2020, 16:57
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By bassel
Thanks so much Tote and Ken . Actually there was...

Thanks so much Tote and Ken . Actually there was many Paddyfield warblers which I could point on the spot but those two individuals were tricky especially on the supercilium . Other features...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th April 2020, 07:00
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bassel
Blyth's reed or Caspian reed warbler , west Kazakhstan 19/04/2020 .

Dear All

Please let me have also thoughts on this bird also . Found at the same location as the previous birds in first thread . It looks Caspian reed but still not much convinced on PP length .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 20th April 2020, 06:58
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By bassel
Blyth's reed or Caspian reed warbler , west Kazakhstan 19/04/2020 .

Dear All

I appreciate your assistance in sorting out the ID of the below warblers . I claimed them as Blyth's reed warblers depending on one strong feature which is the length of PP as it looked to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th October 2019, 04:15
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bassel
Thanks so much for both on the correction

Thanks so much for both on the correction
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 8th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By bassel
Pine bunting or corn bunting , Lebanon October 2016

Hello all

Can I have opinions on this bird please . I was always convinced this is a pine bunting but getting many birders disagreeing with me made me to post it here and finalize the issue . Let me...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 18th March 2018, 07:04
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By bassel
Hi Ken/Andy The bird is the same bird . I...

Hi Ken/Andy

The bird is the same bird . I claimed as Hume's based on the upperparts colour which looked to me as a little slaty coloured especially with some photos when the bird was in shade . I...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 17th March 2018, 17:43
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By bassel
Hume's whitethroat ?? Kuwait , 16.03.2018

Hi all

I was birding in Al Abraq oasis in Kuwait and came across this whitethroat which I believe is Hume's with a high degree of certainty . Can I have your thoughts please .

Thanks

Bassel
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 27th January 2018, 10:14
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By bassel
Are those Caspian gulls ?? Kuwait January 2018

Hello All

Please can I have confirmation if those are caspian gulls . I have some doubt about second bird as the bill shape doesn't match . It might be a steppe gull .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 08:47
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By bassel
Thanks to all for the quick confirmation ....

Thanks to all for the quick confirmation . Appreciated




Thanks Richard for the info . Actually this is my first sighting of this species in Lebanon .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 10th October 2017, 16:55
Replies: 6
Views: 927
Posted By bassel
Is it a red-footed falcon ?? Lebanon , Middle east

Hello to all


I believe these are red-footed falcons and not convinced about a Eurasian hobby . The red-footed falcon is an uncommon passage migrant through l
Lebanon and thus I don't have much...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th July 2017, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By bassel
Actually I am aware of that Alino but the area in...

Actually I am aware of that Alino but the area in which I got this buzzard is in far northern Mozambique and not very far from the highlands in Southern Tanzania where the Mountain buzzard occurs ....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 7th July 2017, 05:53
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By bassel
Common buzzard or mountain buzzard ?? Mozambique December 2014.

Hello to all

I recon I got this Buzzard from Mueda area which lies at 900 M ASL in northern Mozambique . I am very confused as I believe this bird might be a mountain Buzzard rather than common...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th June 2017, 18:25
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By bassel
The not well defined dark trailing edge was the...

The not well defined dark trailing edge was the very first reliable feature I thought of to exclude a steppe . Also the wing proportions as I believe don't fit a steppe .
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 28th June 2017, 16:26
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By bassel
Tawny eagle ? Ethiopia May 2017

Hello to all

I need a confirmation on this eagle . I see a dark tawny in this bird . Confirmation required

Thanks in advance


Bassel
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