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bird photography in Oman

Lesser whistling duck in Oman: day 12, 15.12.2014

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The night wasn’t quite relaxed. The place where we stayed had quite a few mosquitos that didn’t let us sleep all night long. We are quite exhausted now. We packed quickly and off we went to the nearby wetlands which offered some good birding.…
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Bird photography in Oman: day 11, 14.12.2014

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Bird photography dominated today. I had more time at few sites and enough time to take pictures of some local specialities: Blackstart, Shining Sunbird, White-spectacled Bulbul, Ruppel’s Weaver, Tristram’s Starling, White-breasted White-eye and a Red-necked Phalarope.…
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Verreaux’s Eagle in Oman: day 10, 13.12.2014

Would you believe me if I say it was another superb day? I repeat that every day but it is true. A new set of new birds and more and more pictures of local birds. As usual we started at 6 a.m. We packed our stuff and left the apartment where we spent two nights.…
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Oman tourism: day 9, 12.12.2014

Another superb day of our Oman tourism finished with a total of 92 bird species seen or the day and 7 of them were new to me. Fantastic! The day started before the Sun has even though of showing up.…
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Steppe Eagle in Oman: day 8, 11.12.2014

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What a day! Another superb day in Omani desert and mountains. The alarm rang at 5 a.m. We wanted to arrive in Montasar, a small desert oasis, before sunrise. Our main target bird here was the Grey Hypocolious but other good birds were also possible.…

Birdwatching and photography trip to Oman: day 7, 10.12.2014

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Today was fairly birdless. We drove for most of the day and saw fairly few birds. Still managed to add a few new species though. As usual, we woke up at 6 a.m. and hit the road. During the trip we had a few Brown necked Ravens, a few Desert Wheatears and a Hoopoe Lark.…

Birdwatching and photography trip to Oman: day 4, 7.12.2014

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Day 4 started with the calls of Chestnut bellied Sandgrouses. Initially I wasn’t quite sure what it was but compared it with the tape and it was clearly the species named. A tree about 50m away from my tent was some sort of attraction for local birds.…