My grateful thanks to Steve Davis and Andy Birch and I will keep my unidentified species coming - so here is the next batch!
The first four htos were taken in Marsa Alam about 450 kilometres north of the Sudanese border last week and what I think may been a trumpeter finch landed on a tree in my garden for 30 seconds in Setember, never to be seen again!
I'm off to Abu Dhabi in January for a few days work but I'll certainly find the time for some birding as its the best month of the year to visit Ras Al Khor, the UAE's most important site for wading birds and some species of migratory duck and as many as 25,000 individuals of about 88 species have been recorded. I am sure to need lots of assistance!!!!