Friday, February 4, 2011

Postcard from Egypt

As we watch nightly CNN full of scenes from Cairo, our hotel in Makadi bay, Hurghada seems a million miles away . In fact it is a 6 hour trip by road from Cairo to the Red Sea resorts which remain unaffcted save for the absence of tourists from some nameless European countries that pulled the plug.

Cattle Egret

The Internet has been unavailable for a week but I got online for an hour just to update the blog with a flavour of the local bird scene.

The hotel gtounds are stuffed full of Bluethroats, Red-throated Pipits, Cattle Egrets, Stonechats, Chiffchaffs, Laughing Doves and Lesser Whitethroats. Two pairs of Kestrels entertain as do Kingfishers, Reef Herons and Striated Herons. I can't get close to photograph lesser throats and Sardinian Warblers but I should have a few stunning pictures of the above birds when and if I get home.
We took a bus ride into Hurghada and apart from a tank or two, everything seemed normal, but hey who's worried? We are British after all.

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