Bird photography on the Red Sea coast near Marsa Alam, Egypt

Last Updated on December 20, 2021 by Kevin Agar

 

Another holiday on the Red Sea coast near to Marsa Alam, where I can photograph the passing migrants and my wife can snorkel and do some underwater photography.
We stayed at two different hotels which gave a slightly different reef for my wife and different gardens for me to walk around.
Here is a collection of some of the birds I photographed plus a few shots of flowers, butterflies, moon, sunrise and sunset.
Most of the birds I’d seen before but I did manage one new lifer, the Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva.

As well as these photographs I also saw a flock of Northern Pintail, a couple of Grey Heron, Kingfisher, Greater Sand Plover, lots of Martins and Swallows passing though, a Hoopoe and an unknown Owl flying into land from the sea, so no idea where it came from.

 

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Laughing Dove, Spilopelia senegalensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/7.1 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Plain Tiger or African Queen Butterfly, Danaus chrysippus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

The buff coloured flanks confused me for a while but it seems to be a variable that occurs on birds from South Africa and also Ethiopia

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Tree Pipit, Anthus trivialis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/5000 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

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Spanish Sparrow, Passer hispaniolensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/4000 s. f/5.6 iso800 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Pied Wagtail, Motacilla alba

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Lesser Whitethroat, Sylvia curruca

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Sunrise


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Little Egret, Egretta garzetta

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Laughing Dove, Spilopelia senegalensis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/6.3 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/6.3 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/6.3 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/6.3 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/8 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Western Reef Heron, Egretta gularis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/8 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/320 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Sunrise

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/200 s. f/32 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Osprey, Pandion haliaetus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/3200 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Whinchat, Saxicola rubetra

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2000 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Striated Heron, Butorides striata

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Striated Heron, Butorides striata

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/4000 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM


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Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/2500 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

Originally thought it was a Redstart but it had white outer tail feathers and no red rump. After research found it was a Red-breasted Flycatcher, a new lifer for me.

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Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x

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Red-breasted Flycatcher, Ficedula parva

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Red-throated Pipit, Anthus cervinus

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Spotted Flycatcher, Muscicapa striata

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Northern Wheatear, Oenanthe oenanthe

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1250 s. f/7.1 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Brown-necked Raven, Corvus ruficollis

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1000 s. f/5.6 iso400 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/1600 s. f/7.1 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Sunrise


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Moon

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/800 s. f/5.6 iso200 EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x


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Sunset

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