Chelela Pass revisited

Originally posted on The Natural Traveller:
Chelela Pass revisited:  Warning: Long Post with lots of pictures When: October 2019          Weather:  Cold to Cool.  7-20C from daybreak till the afternoon Leica M10P 35mm Summilux,  Nikon P900, Sony Alpha55 with 70-200mmG lens ? ? Inauguration of the new Eye Center in Thimphu on the occasion of its inauguration by her majesty, the Queen… Continue reading Chelela Pass revisited

Birding on the Wangchu orThimphu Chu, Bhutan

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Birding on the Wangchu or Thimphu Chu, Bhutan When:  October 2019     Weather: Cool 10C Leica M10P 35mm Summilux, Nikon P900, Sony alpha55 70-200mm G lens ? The last time I was here in Bhutan, we stayed at the Druk Hotel in town.  This time we were booked into the Terma Linca resort about 15min south of Thimphu on… Continue reading Birding on the Wangchu orThimphu Chu, Bhutan

Kranji Marshes Birding

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Kranji Marshes Birding When:  February 2018    Weather: Hot 28C Nikon P900 Brought my little niece to try some singapore birding early one morning about 715am at Kranji marshes.  The light was still dim but we saw some activity on the ground… something with a red head was pecking around on the ground… ? A beautiful Laced woodpecker ?… Continue reading Kranji Marshes Birding

Larnaca area this morning 10th October 2019

Originally posted on Cyprus Birding Tours:
First time around the area for a few weeks. The best place for birds was Oroklini Marsh where these two Eurasian Spoonbill were feeding (photo). Eurasian Spoonbill, Oroklini Marsh 10th October 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Also in the area were: Oroklini Marsh Eurasian Spoonbill 2 Great White Egret 1 Little Egret 3 Cattle Egret 1 Common Teal 13… Continue reading Larnaca area this morning 10th October 2019

Larnaca area waterbird count 15th October 2019

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Another disappointing waterbird count in the Larnaca area this morning. Best birds were three Common Pochard, four Common Snipe (see photo) and the long-staying Mediterranean Gull. Other birds seen: Meneou Pool Little Stint 1 Kentish Plover 2 Larnaca Sewage Works Grey Heron 3 Common Coot 5 Mallard 122 Common Teal 51 Northern Shoveler 4 Spur-winged Lapwing 6 Common Pochard… Continue reading Larnaca area waterbird count 15th October 2019

Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot, Akrotiri 19th October 2019

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Two scarce waders for Cyprus on the Gravel Pits at Akrotiri last weekend– a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Red Knot. Also at least nine Grey Plover with the Knot – which was a good count for Cyprus. Bar-tailed Godwit, Akrotiri 19th October 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Red Knot, Akrotiri 19th October 2019 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours Continue reading Bar-tailed Godwit and Red Knot, Akrotiri 19th October 2019

Common Crane, Larnaca 25th October 2019

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Over the last two days several thousand Common Crane were forced to halt their migration over Cyprus and were put down at various wetlands due to the bad weather. Around 650 were at Meneou, Larnaca this morning having roosted in nearby fields. Around 10:15 they started to leave with various groups of two to 70 taking off and heading… Continue reading Common Crane, Larnaca 25th October 2019

Lady’s Mile 28th October 2019

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A quick visit to Lady’s Mile this morning. Around 40 Dunlin and several Little Stint were feeding in the marshy area and at least 50 Black-headed Gull were flying around. Several Red-throated, Water and Meadow Pipit were also in the area as were three Northern Wheatear and two Common Redstart. Photo of one of the Water Pipits. Water Pipit,… Continue reading Lady’s Mile 28th October 2019