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Fouad Itani
Mar 17, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
A trip to Mamzar Park last Thursday resulted in this list: Gray Francolin 14 Eurasian Collared-Dove 20 Laughing Dove 15 Pallid Swift 4 Black-headed Gull 30 Gray Heron (Gray) 1 Osprey 1 Eurasian Scops-Owl 1 Indian Roller (Indian) 4 Rose-ringed Parakeet 20 Red-tailed Shrike 2 House Crow 30 Red-vented Bulbul 7 White-eared Bulbul 9 Common Chiffchaff 6 Graceful Prinia 2 Eurasian Blackcap 1 Eastern Orphean Warbler 1 Menetries's Warbler 1 Common Redstart 3 Rufous-tailed Rock-Thrush 1 Asian Pied Starling 10 Common Myna 20 Purple Sunbird 3 White Wagtail (White-faced) 2 House Sparrow 80 Indian Silverbill 5
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Fouad Itani
Mar 17, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
Passed by Safa park yesterday morning, the Red-breasted Flycatcher was still present in the wooded area, other birds noticed there: 10 Eurasian Collared-Dove 6 Laughing Dove 4 Red-wattled Lapwing 15 Black-headed Gull 1 Shikra 4 Indian Roller 10 House Crow 10 Common Chiffchaff 1 Graceful Prinia 4 Menetries's Warbler 2 Common Redstart 8 Asian Pied Starling 20 Common Myna 8 Purple Sunbird 2 White Wagtail 1 Tree Pipit 3 Indian Silverbill Cheers, Fouad
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Fouad Itani
Mar 10, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
A two hours walk this morning at Safa Park produced this list: Mark Smiles 1 Gray Francolin 6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Eurasian Collared-Dove 8 Laughing Dove 4 Pallid Swift 2 Red-wattled Lapwing 2 Black-headed Gull 80 Shikra 3 Eurasian Hoopoe 12 Rose-ringed Parakeet 8 Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike 1 House Crow 50 Red-vented Bulbul 3 White-eared Bulbul 6 Common Chiffchaff 10 Graceful Prinia 1 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Menetries's Warbler 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher 1 Isabelline Wheatear 1 Asian Pied Starling 7 Common Myna 30 Purple Sunbird 3 White Wagtail 2 Red-throated Pipit 1 House Sparrow 100 Indian Silverbill 3 Cheers, Fouad
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Fouad Itani
Mar 06, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
A walk at Al Mamzar Park yesterday afternoon produced the following list: Gray Francolin 6 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3 Eurasian Collared-Dove 20 Laughing Dove 20 Black-headed Gull 100 Great Cormorant 1 Shikra 1 Eurasian Hoopoe 12 Indian Roller 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet 10 House Crow 20 Crested Lark 1 Red-vented Bulbul 6 White-eared Bulbul 20 Hume's Warbler 1 Plain Leaf Warbler 1 Common Chiffchaff 3 Graceful Prinia 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Menetries's Warbler 1 Asian Pied Starling 8 Common Myna 20 Purple Sunbird 2 White Wagtail 2 House Sparrow 100 Indian Silverbill 3
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Fouad Itani
Feb 11, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
I visited the Expo Lakes on Saturday afternoon, I have a variety of waders, including the Spotted Redshanks and Jack Snipes from last month. Here's the list with few images: Egyptian Goose 20 Northern Shoveler 2 Mallard 6 Ferruginous Duck 2 Gray Francolin 8 Little Grebe 14 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 60 Eurasian Collared-Dove 40 Laughing Dove 20 Eurasian Moorhen 2 Black-winged Stilt 30 Red-wattled Lapwing 14 Kentish Plover 8 Temminck's Stint 2 Little Stint 6 Jack Snipe 2 Common Snipe 6 Common Sandpiper 3 Spotted Redshank 2 Common Greenshank 2 Marsh Sandpiper 1 Wood Sandpiper 1 Black-headed Gull 2 White-winged Tern 4 Great Cormorant 6 Gray Heron 4 Great Egret 2 Little Egret 9 Western Reef-Heron 1 Eurasian Marsh-Harrier 4 Pallid Harrier 1 Black Kite 1 Green Bee-eater 1 Indian Roller 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet 6 Red-tailed/Isabelline Shrike 1 Great Gray Shrike 1 Brown-necked Raven 4 Crested Lark 7 White-eared Bulbul 4 Clamorous Reed Warbler 2 Arabian Babbler 3 Desert Wheatear 2 Common Myna 12 Purple Sunbird 2 White Wagtail 8 Water Pipit 2 House Sparrow 100 Indian Silverbill 4 Best regards, Fouad Itani
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Fouad Itani
Jan 30, 2019
In Identification problems
While looking back into my archive I came across photos from 28-02-2016 at Ajban Farms of what I've identified back then as Great Reed Warbler. At that time I didn't pay attention to the calls(busy photographing a Jack Snipe), but based my assumption on a conspicuous supercilium (compared to other photos of CRW), large body, and somehow behavior (favoring the tree instead of reeds) which might have nothing to do with the species, but I've always encountered the CRW in reeds. Since this bird is an uncommon migrant and given the time of the observation, I'm reconsidering Clamorous (Indian) Reed Warbler now, another reason is that primary-tips 7 and 8 aren't showing in the picture. Your feedback is appreciated. Cheers, Fouad
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Fouad Itani
Jan 29, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
After spending an hour at Fujairah Port Beach looking for the Little Gull but without any luck, I've spent two hours at Kalba Beach and came up with a good selection of waders: Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 25 Eurasian Oystercatcher 11 Black-bellied Plover 1 Red-wattled Lapwing 1 Whimbrel 2 Eurasian Curlew 1 Sanderling 80 Common Sandpiper 1 Common Redshank 1 Slender-billed Gull 60 Black-headed Gull 300 Sooty Gull 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull 25 Little/Saunders's Tern 1 Common Tern 30 Sandwich Tern 2 Lesser Crested Tern 6 Great Cormorant 3 House Crow 8 Crested Lark 2 Common Myna 2
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Fouad Itani
Jan 29, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
A stop at the Fujairah Tennis Club Dam produced the below list. Gadwall 1 Mallard 6 Mallard (Domestic type) X Green-winged Teal 30 Little Grebe 4 Laughing Dove 2 Black-winged Stilt 20 Northern Lapwing 1 Little Stint 2 Common Sandpiper 1 Green Sandpiper 2 Common Redshank 2 Whiskered Tern 8 Little Egret 1 Eurasian Hoopoe 6 Green Bee-eater 2 Eurasian Kestrel 1 Desert Lark 1 White-eared Bulbul 2 Lesser Whitethroat 1 Common Myna 2 Purple Sunbird 2 Citrine Wagtail 1 White Wagtail 4 Tawny Pipit 1 Water Pipit 2 House Sparrow 4
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Fouad Itani
Jan 29, 2019
In UAE bird sightings
A nice three hours walk in Wadi Masafi produced this list: Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 8 Laughing Dove 4 Eurasian Hoopoe 2 Green Bee-eater 2 Great Gray Shrike 1 Brown-necked Raven 2 Desert Lark 3 Rock Martin 1 White-spectacled Bulbul 8 White-eared Bulbul 4 Scrub Warbler 2 Plain Leaf Warbler 1 Common Chiffchaff 1 Lesser Whitethroat 2 Black Redstart 3 Hume's Wheatear 4 Red-tailed Wheatear 2 Striolated Bunting 8 House Sparrow 100
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