Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A walk to Fintas, January 4th 2012

Sorry for the quality, it was hazy and bright at the same time and I have been editing in a different program. Now all is back to normal and the coming posts should be slightly better ;-)
I am wondering though, why they are so much brighter online than in my editing program - am slightly flustered. It's still the same monitor after all?!

Anyway - Please enjoy :-)

Still in Mahboula

Laughing Dove, Palmtaube, Streptopelia senegalensis
From Birds Kuwait 2012
White (pied) Wagtail, Bachstelze, Motacilla alba
From Birds Kuwait 2012

The big sewer construction that's going on in my neighbourhood
From Kuwait

The private beach I could take a sneak peak last week
From Kuwait


Common Myna, Hirtenmaina, Acridotheres tristis
From Birds Kuwait 2012


Apple of Sodom, Calotropis procera
From Kuwait
Fintas beach
From Kuwait
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From Birds Kuwait 2012
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From Birds Kuwait 2012
Ringed Plover, Sandregenpfeifer, Charadrius hiaticula
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Kentish Plover / Snowy Plover, Seeregenpfeifer, Charadrius alexandrinus
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Sandpiper (Common), Flußuferläufer, Actitis hypoleucos
From Birds Kuwait 2012

Ringed Plover, Sandregenpfeifer, Charadrius hiaticula
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Greater Sandplover and Redshank
From Birds Kuwait 2012

Greater Sand Plover, Wuestenregenpfeifer, Charadrius Leschenaultii
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Western Reef Egret / Heron, Kuestenreiher, Egretta gularis
From Birds Kuwait 2012

Dark morph Western Egret chasing off a Great Egret.
A few moments later another dark morph Reef Egret chased a white morph.
Do they not like the colour white or what?

Great Egret and Western Reef Egret
From Birds Kuwait 2012

I was sitting comfy on a rock while watching this possible Caspian Gull, the two Reef Egrets, the Common Sandpiper and the Water Pipit hopping happily around me. Wishing for a longer lens once more (longer than my 18-200mm) ;-)
I can't make up my mind on which one I want though. It should be something I can still carry and fast enough to be used hand held. Well, and possibly under a few thousand bucks... (for Nikon - any ideas?)

Maybe Caspian or Heuglin's Gull
From Birds Kuwait 2012

Western Reef Egret / Heron, Kuestenreiher, Egretta gularis
From Birds Kuwait 2012
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Gull and Western Reef Egret / Heron, Kuestenreiher, Egretta gularis
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Western Reef Egret / Heron, Kuestenreiher, Egretta gularis
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Water Pipit, Bergpieper, Anthus spinoletta
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Possibly Caspian Gull
From Birds Kuwait 2012
Sandpiper (Common), Flußuferläufer, Actitis hypoleucos
From Birds Kuwait 2012


Birdcount


2 White Wagtail
3 Collared Dove
7 Ringed Plover
1 Greater Sand Plover
2 Kentish Plover
1 Common Sandpiper
1 Redshank
3 Western Reef Egret (dark and white morph)
1 Greater Egret
1 Caspian Gull
1 Water Pipit
5 Great Cormorant
2 White-eared Bulbul

13 species (plus House Sparrows and Laughing Doves)

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And my two constant companions. One of the reasons why I haven't decided on a longer lens yet. Walking with the 19-200mm and taking shots with these two on the leash beside me is sometimes challenging. Anything longer is probably too hard. So, here we go, two years (or more) later and still not decided ;-)

From The kids
From The kids
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