Pepsi MAX


Move along, nothing to see here!

Well, I had time for some early morning birding around the hotel before the Agent came to pick me up.

Bird watching in Djibouti - Common Sandpiper

Red-billed firefinch, Senegal firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala

Red-billed firefinch, Senegal firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala
Red-billed firefinch or Senegal firefinch

Red-billed firefinch, Senegal firefinch, Lagonosticta senegala
Red-billed firefinch or Senegal firefinch

House crow, Corvus splendens, Indian, Greynecked Ceylon or Colombo crow

Bird watching in Djibouti
Walking back to the hotel


And in the Port of Djibouti I found a White-eyed gull when I had the Agent to do some bird watching wile waiting for our boat to show up


Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
Juvenile White-eyed gull

Hoopoe
Hoopoe come to visit us on the Djibouti anchorage and I could take a picture from the bridge


A spotted flycatcher come to visit me on the bridge at Djibouti anchorage

Thanks to MJB, Nutcracker and sicklebill at Birdforum I could identify this bird.

Forum thread HERE


Birdforum




Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut

Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Silltrut

Bird watching in Djibouti - Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, Grå flugsnappare
A friend coming to visit me on the bridge

Bird watching in Djibouti - Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, Grå flugsnappare
Spotted Flycatcher

Bird watching in Djibouti - Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, Grå flugsnappare
Spotted Flycatcher

Bird watching in Djibouti - Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata, Grå flugsnappare
Spotted Flycatcher


Aladdin's adventure in Djibouti with M/T Ribe Mærsk/ Ribe Maersk
Afternoon and I think it is a Falcon

Aladdin's adventure in Djibouti with M/T Ribe Mærsk/ Ribe Maersk
Grey-headed Kingfisher in the mast

Aladdin's adventure in Djibouti with M/T Ribe Mærsk/ Ribe Maersk
A friend come to visit me on the bridge

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull


Grey-headed Kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala

Grey-headed Kingfisher, Halcyon leucocephala
Grey-headed Kingfisher



Aladdin's adventure in Djibouti with M/T Ribe Mærsk/ Ribe Maersk
A House Crow disturbing us in the good morning gymnastic

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

House crow, Corvus splendens
House crow

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull come flying by the bridge


Identified as a Western Yellow Wagtail thanks to www.birdforum.net

Forum thread HERE


Birdforum



Western Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava, Gulärla
Western Yellow Wagtail / Gulärla

Western Yellow Wagtail, Motacilla flava, Gulärla
Western Yellow Wagtail / Gulärla


Aladdin's adventure in Djibouti with M/T Ribe Mærsk/ Ribe Maersk
White-throated Bee-eater on deck

I was on the bridge taking a picture of the bird sitting on the cargo manifold so I could identify it. Could not believe my luck, of course far away. The bird took off and came up to sit next to me on the bridge and I could get a picture. Yet another bird I have never seen before

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater

White-throated Bee-eater, Merops albicollis
White-throated Bee-eater


The Tern either a Lesser Crested Tern or a Greater Crested Tern. I cannot see the difference between them.

We have along discussion on www.birdforum.net about the Tern. Is it a Lesser or a Greater Crested Tern?

Forum thread HERE


Birdforum



Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Silltrut

Tern
Lesser or Greater Crested Tern

Tern
Lesser or Greater Crested Tern

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

I´m busy with the sea birds and I discover a little bird just next to me. Not afraid at all but I never get any pictures. well, one when the bird turn my back on me.

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv

Nut I am very lucky with the Ortolan Bunting. The bird, I think it is a female is coming back to me on the bridge in the afternoon and I can get pictures of the bird and that is another new bird on my list of observed birds.

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - Ortolan, Emberiza hortulana, Ortolan Bunting, Ortolansparv
Ortolan Bunting / Ortolansparv

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull




Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull



Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull



Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Silltrut

Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Silltrut

Bird watching in Djibouti - Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus, Silltrut
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Silltrut

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull



Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
A new friend come to visit me on the bridge - White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull



Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

Bird watching in Djibouti - White-eyed gull, Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus
White-eyed gull

RAP AGAINST DICTATORSHIP - ประเทศกูมี




Listen to the ????

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy Recorder, High Pass Filter in Audacity applied

We have a discussion on birdforum.net about a identity of the birds, Lesser or Greater Crested Tern

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=368539

I have never managed to get any good pictures and today I saw a group of them diving for fish. Far away so the record is a bit low. The streaming sound you can hear at about 33 seconds in to the recording is not a stream, it is a school of fish making the noise about 20 meters below me.

Anyone here that can be able to tell me if it is a Lesser or Greater Crested Tern from the recording?

Related Forum Topics

The following forum topics may have additional information or discussions about this recording:
25201. ID Unknown from Djibouti (XC440409)


www.xeno-canto.org





Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear

I could identify this bird thanks to www.birdforum.net

Forum thread HERE


Birdforum



Also thanks to my friend at CYPRUS BIRD WATCHING TOURS - BIRD IS THE WORD

It's a Pied Wheatear, not Cyprus Wheatear. Cyprus Wheatears don't get light like that in winter plumage, they stay very black and white with some peach colour on the breast in winter ... and females are practically identical, just a darker cap. Also Cyprus wheatears sit upright and proud, pied wheatear is hunched over and similar posture to hooded wheatear.

Nice shots though, I can tell you the dragonfly is a Vagrant Emperor, an interesting migratory species. I was actually out today trying to find larvae of this species in Cyprus as it isn't a confirmed successful breeding species out here with evidence.

Yes hope to see you soon too, will have to stock up on the pepsi 😄




Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-crowned Night Heron


Listen to the juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron

Remarks from the Recordist

Recorded with my ZOOM H5 Handy recorder. Highpass filter with Audacity. 2 recordings made to one sound clip. Strong winf when recording the sound.

6 o´clock this morning and I spotted 5 what I thought was pond herons, but thanks to www.birdforum.net I could get them identified as Black-crowned Night Heron.

They were quite noisy as soon as they took off. But when sitting they were quiet


www.xeno-canto.org

The Night Herons took off and the crew was on deck working when I spotted the first bird using my bird drinking pool. I put it there not long after I joined the ship. And today I had a Pied Wheatear coming to drink water. Of cours, when I brought out my video camera the bird disappeared. Would have been nice to have a video of the bird drinking.

Pied Wheatear, Oenanthe pleschanka
Male Pied Wheatear come to drink water




sprey, Western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sea Hawk, River Hawk, Fish Hawk, Fiskgjuse
Western Osprey come to visit us

sprey, Western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sea Hawk, River Hawk, Fish Hawk, Fiskgjuse

sprey, Western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sea Hawk, River Hawk, Fish Hawk, Fiskgjuse
Western Osprey

sprey, Western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sea Hawk, River Hawk, Fish Hawk, Fiskgjuse
Western Osprey

sprey, Western Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sea Hawk, River Hawk, Fish Hawk, Fiskgjuse
Western Osprey




Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
One of our Painters with a Lesser Crested Tern

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
One of our Painters with a Lesser Crested Tern

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
We offer the bird some water

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
The bird don´t want any water

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
The bird don´t want any water

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
We put the bird on top of a console, easier to take pictures

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
We put the bird on top of a console, easier to take pictures

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
Giving fish to the bird

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
Giving fish to the bird

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
Giving fish to the bird

Lesser Crested Tern, Thalasseus bengalensis
Not showing much interest in the fish





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