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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,

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The cleaners,

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midges millions of them on the walk today

Hoopoe (upupa epops),

great place for grubs

skink the modernist with the latest eye shadow.

the skink and the american cockroach, lots of cockroachs coming off the nile cruisers now the nile is high and the gang plangs are direct on to the high bank to the berths,

Little green bee-eater (merops orientalis),Little green bee-eater (merops orientalis),

pigeons persisting to get in the sparrows nest

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Hoopoe (upupa epops),

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Turtle dove(stretopelia turtur),Olivaceous warbler (hippolais pillada),,

Just thought you would like to see a fowl before its born,fowl eggs by the load,

Hoopoe (upupa epops), just kept flying from one point to another with the grub in its beak.maybe its got chicks to feed.

and as its something of a hobby I went out to see if I could get some more shots of the Turtle dove, and I was not disappointed, the hoopoe was on the wall quite close , to the posing beauty

no problem today unafraid she started to preen .

Olivaceous warbler (hippolais pillada),

This spider came quite close as i sat and drank my coffee on the roof restaurant,

and  from the roof restaurant  we have the best views in the city  of Luxor Temple and the mountain range of Thebes,

the roof restaurant is part of snack time, and there is a lift to the 4th floor  great place and good food.

very hazy again today ,looking over The Temple pillars and the nile at sundown 18/4/2011

6.00 balloon over the obelisk of the temple in luxor.

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Hoopoe bird (upupa epops),

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Locally known as the Hod Hod Bird

the land has just been watered making it soft enough for the hoopoe too dig its beak in without any effort, so busy hunting for grubs it hardly took any notice of me

the grub looks like the caterpillar of the phospher butterfly

common bulbul;

The rest of today’s photos are on http://nilecruise.wordpress.com/ ,

Striated heron (butorides striatus),


i sat for 2 hours on the waters edge of the Nile photographing the Pied Kingfishers  when this Striated heron flew in and landed about 20ft away, it  did not show any fear of me while it came to do what it came for  as soon as it caught its fish it flew off to a safe distance. then came back and landed on a branch with two young kingfishers.

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