Friday, October 30, 2009

Pre-rain Tsora

This morning woke up early and went with Uri to Tsora fields. We were expecting our first serious weather system of the coming winter, and I was happy to be outside before a few days of rain. It seems that most winter birds are already here, and we're recieving the late migrants now.
However it was pretty windy and not too many birds were about. The alfalfa fields held a large mixed flock of pipits and skylarks, with one Richard's among the many red-throats, meadow and water. Near the reservoir one male Caucasian Stonechat (veriegata) showed well. Almost got bogged with the car while trying to cross the wild Sorek stream but managed to get through.

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