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Squacco Heron(Ardeola ralloides)

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Squacco Heron(Ardeola ralloides)

Graceful Prinia, Prinia gracilis

5.00 WALK IN LUXOR EGYPT

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LUXOR EGYPT ,

AS ALWAYS ON A WALK TO THE WETLANDS I SAW HUNDREDS OF BIRDS, HERE ARE A FEW OF THEM,

little white egret at sunrise on the Nile in Luxor EGYPT

Striated heron (butorides striatus), saw several birds today but so hard to get a close up the nearest i could get was about 50 yards,

Spur-winged plover (hoplopterus spinosus),

balloon race

little white egret

Little white egret (Egretta garzetta),

Little white egret (Egretta garzetta),

Little white egret (Egretta garzetta),

Little white egret (Egretta garzetta),
bonka buga in the morning glory,

Hoopoe (upupa epops),

Hoopoe (upupa epops),

featured bird  tomorrow is the squacco heron,

BIRDING IN EGYPT

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evening post

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THIS IS HOSNI THE NEIGHBORS CAT HE IS SO COOL AND KNOWS THE BEST PLACE TO BE ON A DAY THATS JUST REACHED 48C

yellow eyed bug

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DID NOT FEEL UP TO GOING FOR A LONG WALK TODAY, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF TODAY’S PHOTOS FROM WITHIN ONE MILE RADIUS OF MY FLAT HERE ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE NILE IN LUXOR EGYPT

blue tailed damselfly

fanta can and the Little White Egret

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SPARROWS ON THE CRUISE SHIP MOORING WIRES

ALL ABOARD

LUXOR EGYPT

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a foal in training,
more on the Luxor lunatic fringe on the  nilecruise.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/egypt-health-and-safety/

amazing, the hot maze man, or corn on the cob seller

MONITOR LIZARD ITS ABOUT 18" IN LENGTH

WASP” IT LOOKS SIMILAR TO A POTTERS WASP  SAME MARKINGS AND COLOUR  BUT ITS ONLY  1/3RD OF THE SIZE.

fishing on the NILE IN LUXOR

HONEY BUZZARD WAY UP ON THE THERMALS

AN OILY SCENE ON THE NILE IN LUXOR

Hooded crow(corvus corvone cornix),

PINK HOLLYHOCK

LAUGHING DOVE STRANGE PLACE TO PERCH

SCENE OF TOMORROWS WALK  ON THE WEST BANK OF THE NILE SHALL BE SETTING OFF AT 5.00 NEAR THE BLUE PUMPING STATION IN THE MARKED AREA  IS A MOUND OF EARTH,  LAST YEAR THE LITTLE GREEN BEE-EATER MADE A NEST,  THE AREA BEHIND IS THE WETLANDS WHERE MOST OF FEBRUARY PHOTOS OF THE IBIS WERE TAKEN,

GO TO THIS BLOG TO SEE THE AREA  ON LOW NILE.http://nilelife5.blogspot.com/2010/12/boats-and-garbage.html

Common Water Hyacinth (E. crassipes)

 In 2010 the insect Megamelus scutellaris was released by the Agricultural Research Service as a biological control for the invasive species Eichhornia crassipes, more commonly known as waterhyacinth.

In 2010 the insect Megamelus scutellaris was released by the Agricultural Research Service as a biological control for the invasive species Eichhornia crassipes, more commonly known as waterhyacinth.

Botanists and gardeners carry plants with them in their travels, and experts suspect that this is how the water hyacinth came to East Africa in the 1980s. Its flowers are beautiful; it was probably brought over as an ornamental for garden ponds (United Nations News, 2000[1]). The consensus is that Water Hyacinth entered Lake Victoria from Rwanda via the river Kagera (Ambrose 1997[2]). The exact time and place of introduction has been debated, but the plant is native to South America, and therefore reached Lake Victoria due to human activity. It has spread prolifically, due to lack of natural enemies, an abundance of space, agreeable temperature conditions, and abundant nutrients (Opande et al., 2004[3]). It increased rapidly between 1992–1998, was greatly reduced by 2001, and has since resurged to a lesser degree. Management techniques include (hyacinth-eating) insect controls and manual beach cleanup efforts (Kateregga/Sterner 2007[4]). A water hyacinth infestation is seldom totally eradicated. Instead, it is a situation that must be continually managed (LVEMP, 2004[5] ) (United Nations News, 2000[1])).

Water Hyacinth affects the Lake Victorian population in many negative ways. There are economic impacts when the weed blocks boat access. The effects on transportation and fishing are immediately felt. Where the weed is prolific, there is a general increase in several diseases, as the weed creates excellent breeding areas for mosquitoes and other insects. There are increased incidents of skin rash, cough, malaria, encephalitis, bilharzias, gastro intestinal disorders, and schistosomiasis. Water hyacinth also interferes with water treatment, irrigation, and water supply (Opande et al., 2004[3])). It can smother aquatic life by deoxygenating the water, and it reduces nutrients for young fish in sheltered bays. It has blocked supply intakes for the hydroelectric plant, interrupting electrical power for entire cities. The weed also interrupts local subsistence fishing, blocking access to the beaches (LVEMP, 2004[5]).

Cattle and Little WHITE Egrets

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LITTLE WHITE EGRET. AND THE CATTLE EGRET

LITTLE WHITE EGRET. THE CAPTAIN

SAY THAT IN ENGLISH.

SAY THAT IN ARABIC. NOT SURE WHAT -BOT MEANS KNOWING THESE EGYPTIANS ITS EATHER BOTTOM OR MONEY, COULD BE EITHER AS THEY LOVE BOTH.

 

THE CATCH

FIRST COURSE NILE PERCH,

SECOND COURSE NILE PERCH ,

Spur-winged plover (hoplopterus spinosus), LOTS OF PHOTOS OF THE BIRDS IN EGYPT ON MY BLOG

http://birdinginegypt.blogspot.com/

  86 DIFFERENT SPECIES,,

Squacco Heron(Ardeola ralloides) ,

Common bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus.

RED DARTER

THIS MUST BE A GOLDEN DARTER

AND THIS ONE MUST BE A PURPLE NOSED DARTER

 

A NEWLY FORMED BUNCH OF BANANAS THE SIZE OF THE FLOWER DEPICTS THE SIZE OF THE BUNCH