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Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There have recently been five or six of these birds in the air, as well as significant numbers of kestrels. Today’s visit was quieter than normal with only one Harrier quartering the fields. There are often five… Read More >Irakaya Farm 22-2-20

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Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20

The weather was bright and breezy as I arrived at the Farm.  After the last visit when I saw numerous Golden Eagles soaring in the afternoon thermals, I was hopeful of seeing some eagles. There were none to be seen, although there were plenty of Harriers as usual. This day… Read More >Irkhaya Farm 7-2-20

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Birds of Qatar

I was excited about the potential birding opportunities when I first moved to Qatar. After a few months, I had come to the conclusion that Qatar was a dead zone, with just a handful of birds to be seen. Having been here a bit longer, I know that this is… Read More >Birds of Qatar

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February in Budapest

February in Budapest When you live in a hot country, especially if you’re from a Northern European country like the UK, you hanker after a taste of winter. Each February we take a short trip somewhere cold. It’s great to feel the nip of cold air on your face and… Read More >February in Budapest

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Doha Life

The capital city of Qatar offers plenty of photography opportunities. Whether you enjoy cityscapes, street photography, good food, unbroken blue skies, summer heat or mind bending architecture – there’s something here for you. Islam Qatar is a conservative, Islamic country. Having said that, Qatar adheres to the customary Arabic tradition… Read More >Doha Life

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Jazirat bin Ghanim (Purple Island) and Fuwiarit Beach 31-1-20

We drove up the west coast of Qatar to visit Fuwairit Beach. Turtles come ashore here in the breeding season, but today we were just in search of an alternative place for a Friday walk. Friday’s are a good day to be out and about, because the roads are generally… Read More >Jazirat bin Ghanim (Purple Island) and Fuwiarit Beach 31-1-20