26 Sep 2019

Birding Malaki Dam Lake – Abu Arish

Whilst birding Malaki Dam Lake near Abu Arish Phil Roberts and I saw a few good birds. We were mainly there to try to see and record Nubian and Plain Nightjars during the night but also spent some daylight time looking for other birds. The lake is a huge expanse of water with semi cultivated fields nearby and other rough hillsides made of volcanic rock. The water areas are good for Eurasian Spoonbills and Glossy Ibis and the trees for doves where Red-eyed Dove has been seen previously. We failed to see any Red-eyed Doves but located plenty of similar African Collared Doves. The uncommon Abyssinian Roller was seen on some overhead wires and African Palm Swifts were flying over.
Eurasian Spoonbill
Eurasian Spoonbill
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis 
Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis


African Collared Dove
African Collared Dove 
African Palm Swift
African Palm Swift
African Palm Swift
African Palm Swift
Malaki Dam Lake
Malaki Dam Lake

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