Thanks (and apologies) to Chris Tynan for sending me his shots from a recent family holiday to Egypt - sorry it took me so long to post 'em buddy!
Sinai may be a tad iffy these days, but Egypt is a big place and the Red Sea resorts can produce a few fine birds - especially if your bins and camera accidentally fall into the holiday packing.
Over to Chris,
I'm afraid to show these after looking at Mr Steel's photos!!
Took a family holiday to El Gouna, in Egypt, which is a 20 yr old resort north of Hurghada.
We stayed in the north of the resort at the Abu Tig marina.
Osprey's nest at the harbour entrance on one of the marker buoys, and Brown Booby roosts nearby.
White Eyed Gulls fly up and down the coast all day but we didn't see any Sooty Gulls, although Lesser Crested, Caspian and White Cheeked Tern were all seen at the harbour entrance.
A Blue Cheeked Bee-eater was seen over the golf course early on one of my walks. Temperature was 45 to 50 most days so very few small birds.
A walk to the south of the resort where the saltpans are produced, 4 Curlew, 3 Ringed Plover, 3 Slender Billed Gull and 1 Golden Plover."
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...