Week 9 and a visit to Kabul

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Week 9 and a visit to Kabul

Postby Lesser Spot Finder » Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:21 am

Week 9 has proved again quiet. Plenty of Barn Swallows flying SE most mornings and definative proof that both Crested Lark and Tree Sparrow are breeding. Other species have included Palm Dove, Common Myna and Oriental Skylark.

A visit to Kabul for three days provided the opportunity to see two new species; Laughing Dove and Pied Bushchat which both appear to be breeding at the BRITFOR NSE along with Barn Swallow, Tree and House Sparrow. A drive around Kabul (not recommended) saw Crested Lark, Crag Martin, Black-billed Magpie, Common Myna, Crested Lark and Palm Dove. The British Embassy compound (an oasis) was disapointing despite the tree cover and foliage.

I depart back to the desert and the increasing heat in the next few hours.


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Postby The Bird Finder General » Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:01 pm


BIRDGUIDES has an article re Birding on the Battlefield. A lady is requesting anyone who has persued the hobby whilst deployed to contact her. I've contacted her and pointed her in the direction of the AOS web Page.

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