I was working at the office in Tel Aviv today. Saw the terrific winds out of the window and wished I were at Jaffa. Barak spent the day at Jaffa, and from 11:00 onwards I started getting RBA's on Leach's Petrels... After lunch I had enough and managed to make a sweet escape. Had about one hour at Jaffa, but very productive it was! I joined Barak, Oz and Arad, and we enjoyed the perfect westerlies and no rain. During the period I was there we had 4 Leach's Petrels, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Yelkouan Shearwater, 2 Skua sp. (both pretty large and bulky pom-like), and 3 Gannets. The daily total must be something like 11 Leach's - to my memory the best day since 2002.
I will probably give it another try tomorrow morning - stay posted!