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Reza Khan
Mar 12, 2020
In UAE bird sightings
As a part of our weekly field survey Dubai Safari Conservation team headed by me and joined by Dr Shamshad Alam and Mohamaed Shafwan. On 11 March at 7 am we reached the Hatta Hill Park for surveying birds and other wildlife. We found a flock of more than 20 siskins I have posted the bird info in EBIRD. Unfortunately the ebird is not allowing me to add Euarsian Siskin Spinus spinus in the checklist. I do not know the reason. Could any or all ebirder help me. Thanks in advance. UAEBIRDING DOT COM cheklist has the following info: Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus Rare and irregular winter visitor with sporadic influxes (lastly 2004/5). Recent records; - One Abu Dhabi Port; Mina Zayed 23 Dec 2010 (SL James). - Up to 12 Safa Park 5 Dec 2012-16 Mar 2013 (A Jones et al). - One Qarnein Island 7 Dec 2012 (OJ Campbell et al). - Two Al Jazirah Khor 8 Dec 2012 (SL James, SP LLoyd). - Nine Sila'a--Public Park 8 Mar 2013 (M Smiles). - A pair Safa Park 11 Feb 2015 and 4 birds 14-17 Feb 2015 (M Smiles, G Kumar). - One Dubai Creek Park 28 Nov 2015 (M Smiles). - One Safa Park 28 Nov 2015 (M Smiles). - One NARC 16 Nov 2016 (V Motteau). - Up to 20 Dalma Island 1-2 Dec 2017 (OJ Campbell). - Two Sila’a Peninsula 22 Nov 2019 (SP Lloyd et al). - Four Al Marmoom DCR--Oasis Lakes 22 Nov 2019 (L Fernando). Looks like the species name Carduelis spinus in this UAE checklist is now invalid(!) and the genus has been replaced by Spinus, as per ebird and the HBW Live.
 a flock of more than 20 Siskins in Hatta Hill Park content media
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Reza Khan
Dec 09, 2019
In Identification problems
Is it a Greater Spotted Eagle or else content media
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Reza Khan
Oct 07, 2019
In Identification problems
Is it an immature of Red-backed Shrike content media
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Reza Khan
Oct 03, 2019
In Identification problems
Tern id needed Khor Kalba beach content media
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Reza Khan
Sep 30, 2019
In Identification problems
Is it a Citrine or White Wagtail content media
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Reza Khan
Jul 10, 2019
In Identification problems
Is it a Pond Heron or Squacco in subadult plumage Al Qudra Lake 10 July 2019
Heron id needed content media
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Reza Khan
May 22, 2019
In Identification problems
Is it a Honey Buzzard  content media
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Reza Khan
May 19, 2019
In Identification problems
Today I found at least 3 of these in Naad Al Shiba Pond
Is it a Marsh Warbler content media
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Reza Khan
May 12, 2019
Crowned Sandgrouse in Hatta Lower Dam and Wadi 8 May 2019 content media
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Reza Khan
May 12, 2019
In Identification problems
Pochard in Nad Al Shiba Pond content media
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Reza Khan
May 05, 2019
Is it Graceful or Plain Prinia in Khatt Ras Al Khaimah content media
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Reza Khan
May 04, 2019
Shrike id needed. Hamranitah fields  DAURIAN or Isabelline! content media
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Reza Khan
May 04, 2019
I'd of swallow needed. In Hamraniyah fields  content media
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Reza Khan
Apr 30, 2019
In Identification problems
There were 2 Honey buzzards and I could only get a shot of one.
European Honey Buzzard or Oriental In Mushrif Park today 30 April 2019 content media
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Reza Khan
Apr 19, 2019
In Identification problems
I could not g et a better picture than this as it was mid day in Al Qudra Lake on 18 April 2019
chat-robin id needed content media
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Reza Khan
Apr 11, 2019
In Identification problems
Outwardly it looked more like a Greater Whitethroat. Saw it in Hatta Hill Park yesterday
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Reza Khan
Apr 08, 2019
In Identification problems
Which tern? seen in Naad Al Shiba Pond on 8 April 2019
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Reza Khan
Mar 28, 2019
In Identification problems
This is bad picture as it was heading inside a thicket by hill behind Hatta town yesterday morning. I have no better shot than this one. Sorry.
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Reza Khan
Mar 28, 2019
In Identification problems
looks like Daurian in some form seen in Hatta Lower Dam below the highway leading to Omani border yesterday. It was very windy afternoon. So can't see much of the wings.
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