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December 15, 2017

Aswan along the river nile

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A Walk From Elephantine Island to KIMA.

This morning up at 7am, walk from the hotel to the west side of Elephantine Island to the Movenpick Hotel site. Checked out the Great Cormorants sleeping in the trees on the west bank of the river. A few things here and there but nothing earth-shattering.

White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Walked throught the Movenpick grounds and got a ferry to the east bank and walked north to the KIMA water outflow where there were a heap of White-winged Terns flying around in circles and dipping into the water. We tried to get some photos of the terns in flight but it was difficult. Most of the photos were out of focus.

White-winged Tern
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)

Out of 200 photos I kept 40. That is normal when you are trying to photograph terns flying around. The ones that I kept were still not in perfect focus.

Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

We kept walking north and saw a few more ducks but nothing else. Called it quits and walked to the supermarket, got some supplies and caught a micro-bus back to KFC and a ferry across the river back home.

Aswan bird list

Great Cormorant
Grey Heron
African Swamphen
Black-winged Stilt
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Western Marsh Harrier
Spur-winged Lapwing
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Egyptian Goose
Glossy Ibis
Little Egret
Black-tailed Godwit
Squacco Heron
Eurasian Teal
Northern Shoveler
Ferruginous Duck

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