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Old Monday 14th May 2018, 18:56   #18
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So, in early May, I visited a new country, so the start of a new list - for United Arab Emirates! I was there for work, and only in the country for 30 hours (and 12 hours of daylight!) with no chance at all to go out further than 5 minutes' walk from my downtown hotel. Nevertheless, a new list is a new list, so for what it's worth:

Business Bay, Dubai
1. Collared dove
2. House sparrow
3. Common myna*
4. White-cheeked bulbul*
5. Laughing dove*
6. Hoopoe

And at Dubai airport
7. Feral pigeon
8. House crow*

So despite a paltry list of only 8 species (all new for UAE, of course!), 4* new ones for the year list!
World life list: 536 (Terek Sandpiper, Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 2019)
UK life list: 228 (Red-backed Shrike, Newbiggin, UK; December 2018)
Morpeth Garden list: 70 (Willow Tit, October 2019)
2019 year list: 235 (Snow Bunting, Bamburgh; October)
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