BIRDS, TURTLES AND OTHER WILDLIFE OF MASIRAH ISLAND
Masirah Island is well known, could say famous, amongst ornithologists. The variety and number of birds of all types is truly amazing.
Look out for Hilary Whites' book about Birds of Oman. Hilary has spent years in Oman and has taken the opportunity to photograph and catalogue the vast variety of birds. At time of writing, August 2015, she is still working on the collection but it will be advised when the book is released. Photographs can be viewed at her Blipfoto journal - https://www.polaroidblipfoto.com/hilaryinoman
Colin Pomeroy 203 Maritime Squadron Colin has kindly sent the following photographs (very small files so hope you can view them satisfactorily). They tell the story of an RAF Ornithology Expedition to Masirah in 1979. Photographs have comments explaining what each one is and the bird names.
There are a number of Turtle photographs around the website galleries and this has prompted me to create a 'Turtles and Dawn Patrol' gallery.
Photographs from Bill Bratty. Many of them are of turtles so I've put them in this gallery. The other galleries are getting quite full as well!
Rich Constant sent these photographs of when he was tasked with looking after the U.S. Ambassador to Oman, Frances Cook, when she visited the island of Masirah in 1997/98
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