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    Steppe Buzzard?

    Hi all
    ... And a very happy new year!

    Family trip to the Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival at Al Wathba this afternoon, but I managed a 15 minute diversion to the Camel Racetrack. Flying over I saw three raptors... A crested honey buzzard, a pallid harrier and what I think may be a steppe buzzard.. Is it? See photo below:

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    In the same shot as the pallid harrier:

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    Last edited by Tim; 01-01-2018 at 06:41 PM.
    Tim Lloyd

    World: 418 species / UAE: 110 (Pallid Harrier, Al Wathba Camel Racetrack, 1st Jan 2018)

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    Adult female Marsh Harrier?
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    Ah... yes. Oh dear! I think I got a little confused with an image in my ‘Birds of the Middle East’.

    Anyway thanks for that Andrew.
    Tim Lloyd

    World: 418 species / UAE: 110 (Pallid Harrier, Al Wathba Camel Racetrack, 1st Jan 2018)

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    Outstanding Pallid male!
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    Thanks Tommy. The Pallid was a first for me... An absolutely stunning bird. Here's another shot:

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    And here's one of the crested honey buzzard:

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    World: 418 species / UAE: 110 (Pallid Harrier, Al Wathba Camel Racetrack, 1st Jan 2018)

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