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    New species to the UAE at the Pivots

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    More when Graham, Khalifa et al gets home.
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    Tommy Pedersen
    UAE; 392 species - Litle Bunting 12 November 2016
    World; 4,358 - Grey-sided Thrush, Nanhui, Shanghai - 10 November 2016

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    Hi
    these what i got thanks to graham and martin
    the bird was far and no enough light !
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    Khalifa Al Dhaheri
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    Guess there might be a queue at the gates tomorrow.

    I got the call at 5.10pm at work and left immediately. Got to the Pivots at 5 past dark and sprinted past the guy on the gate all the way up to the small pivot to find Bud Temple and Lou Tovey driving round hoping to catch it the headlights. The fact that they never saw a red-faced, gasping lunatic Englishman walking across the grass in the full beam of their lights shows they didn't have a chance!

    See y'all in the morning.

    Nice one Ticker.
    Mark

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    You ROCK!
    Tommy Pedersen
    UAE; 392 species - Litle Bunting 12 November 2016
    World; 4,358 - Grey-sided Thrush, Nanhui, Shanghai - 10 November 2016

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    Me? No, I DIP!

    But well done on the shots, Khalifa.

    Poor light? What happened to that fancy flash extension?
    Mark

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    loooool mark do you belive that i left the flashes and the extender at home i said i will not need them today !!!!
    like the spotted crake i got the shot with macro lens !! not lucky ..
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    MACRO ????!!!!

    Holy crap! It was THAT close?!!
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    The sandpiper with 500mm
    the crake in sila was with macro lens
    Khalifa Al Dhaheri
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    Can't compete with Khalifa's photos so not much more to add except I hope its there tomorrow?
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    Guys - I think the bird is still there. Clive and I did see a small plover bird fly away from us in the fading light. The flanks looked too dirty for a BBS but this bird looks dirty to me? This doesn't look like a classic BBS to me. All the BBS I have seen have been just that - buff; in great light in places like golf courses on the Scillies, walking around my feet in Cornwall etc. The bird we saw was the size of a small Ruff. It's not going on my list however - until I see it tomorrow
    Neil Tovey

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    On the toilet list - 5 (GOLDEN EAGLE - RELICT POPULATION SANETTI PLATEAU, ETHIOPIA)

    Pivots list - 194 (SHORT EARED OWL, ORIENTAL HONEY BUZZARD, NAMAQUA DOVE)
    UAE list - 369 (PHEASANT TAILED JACANA)
    Kuwait list - 175 (COMMON SWIFT)

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