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Fungi Including Lichens Kingdom Fungi

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dakhlarovers

Date

September 29, 2017

Description

Does anyone have an idea about the species of this fungus? We've never seen any before!

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Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 12, 2018

Description

This one stayed with us for a while, over our heads.

Time ca. 6:00 pm

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Eurasian Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 12, 2018

Description

We were looking for Fennecs' dens, and instead....

Time ca. 11:00 am

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 12, 2018

Description

We finally got to know what the traces cutting across the dunes are!

Time ca. 4 pm.

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Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 11, 2018

Description

We had never seen it in the dunes - really a beauty!

Time ca. 7:00 pm

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Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 11, 2018

Description

And another classic!

Time ca. 6:00 pm

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Greater Hoopoe-Lark Alaemon alaudipes

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 10, 2018

Description

A quite common bird in the desert around Dakhla - still nice to see!

Time ca. 6:00 pm

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Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018

Description

A quite common encounter around the area - this time at Gleb Jdiane. Time ca 5:30 pm

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West African Fiddler Crab Afruca tangeri

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dakhlarovers

Date

June 6, 2018

Description

It was great observing them swarm all over the tidal zone!

Time ca. 1:30

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Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 13, 2018

Description

Nothing new, I know, they are always around. The nice thing is how close they got to the cliffs, because of the tide.

Time ca. 2:00 pm

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Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 6, 2018

Description

A flock of about 20 foraging in the bay's Ramsar zone at low tide. They were with lots of other vrey nice birds but - ahm - camera got crazy :-(

Time ca. 1:30 pm

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Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Bubo ascalaphus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 6, 2018

Description

Not entirely sure indeed! It flashed over our car and immediately landed really very far from us. Wind was strong, battering its feathers. All we got is this pic and quite shaky observations with our binoculars. A great way to close our day, though!

Time ca. 5:30 pm

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Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

June 19, 2018

Description

A flock of about 40 hanging around a well with vegetation, in the middle of nowhere. Not sure on the species, probably a mix between the two that are typically found here, P. senegallus and P. coronatus (?).

Time ca. 12:30

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White-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica ssp. cyanecula

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 24, 2018

Description

Observed at the main pond at Mijk, in the thick vegetation (we especially like the darker pictures!!).

Time ca. 12:00

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Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018

Description

One of a pair. Time ca. 5:00 pm

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Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018

Description

Gleb Jdiane is a water point in the desert, which generally means nice observations as birds come by for shelter and to drink.

Time ca 5:00 pm

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Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018 01:45 PM GMT

Description

Sorry for them giving us... the butt!!! They were all clearly heading to the wind (the Cormorant is doing the same!).

Time ca. 2 pm.

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Western Marsh-Harrier Circus aeruginosus

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018 01:45 PM GMT

Description

They are quite common all around the area.

Time ca. 2 pm.

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Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018 10:27 AM GMT

Description

Unfortunately no better pic! It just happened to be captured by chance with a Motacilla flava (photobombing!).

Time ca. 10:00 am

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Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018 10:27 AM GMT

Description

Small organic farm lots offer green shelter to birds big and small. Time ca. 10:30 am

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Lesser Egyptian Jerboa Jaculus jaculus

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dakhlarovers

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

Spotlighting on foot around the camp into the dunes. Time ca. 10 pm.

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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dakhlarovers

Date

June 15, 2018

Description

We first spotted them on March 24th (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13807000) and then April 9th (https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13806717) although they might have been there earlier of course. As of mid June... still there!

Time ca. 11:30

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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dakhlarovers

Date

April 9, 2018

Description

Bee-eaters have been swarming over Dakhla and its coasts for a few days. These found a safe heaven at Mijk (wondering whether they are the same two still there on April 9th https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13806717 and as of June 2018?? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13807281).

Time ca. 11:15 am

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European Bee-Eater Merops apiaster

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dakhlarovers

Date

April 9, 2018

Description

Bee-eaters have been swarming over Dakhla and its coasts for a few days. These found a safe heaven at Mijk (wondering whether they are the same two aready there on March 24th https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13807000 and were still there as of June 2018?? https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/13807281).

Time ca. 11:30 am

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Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 24, 2018 04:50 PM GMT

Description

Lucky shot along the road. Time ca. 4 pm.

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Common Chameleon Chamaeleo chamaeleon

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

April 1, 2018

Description

Tricky kid hiding in the bush at Gleb Jdiane's water tower. Thanks Nick Watmough and Graham Clarke for spotting it! Time ca. 3:30 pm.

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Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 23, 2018

Description

Unusual sighting on the peninsula of Dakhla. Time ca. 10:00 am.

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Purple Heron Ardea purpurea

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 27, 2018

Description

One of the many species spotted in March at Mijk. Time ca. 4 pm

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Fat-tailed Gerbil Pachyuromys duprasi

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

Courtesy of some spotlighting on foot around our camp! (time around 10:30 pm).

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Common Hoopoe Upupa epops

Observer

dakhlarovers

Date

March 15, 2018

Description

First time we spotted Hoopoes in the dunes! (time about 4 pm).

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