Last spring I saw two wheatears at Ras Shukheir that I had a hard time identifying. Both birds were only seen very briefly in the morning in bad light but I managed to get some docushots of both birds though.
Bird 1 - female Pied Wheatear or female Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, 15/4-09 - three pics - see here, here and here.
Bird 2 - male Cyprus or Pied Wheatear, 4/4-09 - see this thread. This bird actually showed a buff colouration to the breast (somewhat more so than what is depicted in the pics).
I would very much appreciate some comments on the id of both birds.
Best wishes, Rune Sø Neergaard, Denmark