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  1. Reader

    Two for ID

    Thanks for the confirmations. I will now create a thread regarding Pied / Semi-collared Flycatchers. John
  2. Reader

    Two for ID

    Point taken. I will create a new thread for my next lot. Thankfully I have internet access at St Katherine's via my friends Modem stick so I can post a few more that have been seen today that are causing confusion. John
  3. Reader

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    Hi Jos We have seen quite a few on our travels but not by the Red Sea close to the Sudan Border. That's the area she hadn't seen them and she has lived in Egypt since 1963 (apart from a ten year spell when she went back to the states). Anyone having a go at the last set of photos. Do the...
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    I was hoping that was a Levant. I noticed the slightly dark wing tips but I have only ever seen this species twice and they were clearly defined males. I have attached three more photos of that Tern. Hopefully that will aid your ID. At the time I took the photo's the bird was being chased off...
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    Thanks for the confirmations. I thought the Warbler might be a step too far. The Grey Plover really threw me. It looked nothing like the other two Grey Plovers that was at the same site. Here are 5 more. I probably have one, maybe two more that I am having problems with and will post those...
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    Thanks for the help on these ID's.I'm having a day in today as I am exhausted after the long 700 km drive we had yesterday, together with the fact that I didn't get much sleep. The bonus was getting up at 5am and seeing a Collared Flycatcher, the first I have seen since Sept 1996. To sum up so...
  7. Reader

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    Thanks Jane & Ken. The Willow Warbler threw me as I have never seen one as dark as that before. The bird was also constantly flicking its wings (as shown in the 2nd photo, and also hovering over small bushes quite a lot I don't think the 1st wader is either of the suggestions. The jizz was...
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    Thanks for the latest ID's. Since my last post I have had no Internet connection. Also my Sigma 150-500 lens has almost packed up on me. I can only get it to partially work on one setting and that is using manual focus with speeds far lower than I normally get so a lot of my latest images now...
  9. Reader

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    Thanks Jane A few more I need to check out from the islands. The first I was sure was a Black-headed Gull but that bill length and shape is throwing me. The other two, are they Whiskered Terns, and have you ever seen a Pigeon like this one. It was a uniform colour all over apart from the...
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    Another one throwing me. It was photographed by boat I was on touring around the Islands on the Nile at Aswan. I thought I was photographing a Clamerous Reed Warbler but when I looked at the photos I had doubt in my mind. The first photo is of a Clamerous Reed Warbler I took earlier this...
  11. Reader

    Two for ID

    Thanks Graham / Jane Orphean it is then. John
  12. Reader

    Two for ID

    Sorry for the late reply but I have reached Aswan and there is an internet connection at last. Eastern Bonelli's I agree with but I'm not sure about the 2nd. I have uploaded one more photo of the 2nd bird. Reading up on the two suggestions gives me the following tips to look for. Arabian...
  13. Reader

    Two for ID

    Thanks for those two suggestions. I can see why you think those but how do you tell the difference between the two on thses photos? John
  14. Reader

    Two for ID

    The 2nd one. I think the fourth photo is off the same bird but it flew after the third photos and I had to track it down again and this was the only bird that looked like it. John
  15. Reader

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    I am currently in Egypt and today we drove from Safaga (south of Hurghada) across to Luxor. Basically there is virtually no vegitation for the whole drive apart from a very small village 77 km west of Safaga. Here we stopped due to there being a few trees there and it was a good decision to...
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