Thursday, April 1, 2010


This morning I continued the atlas work in the Nizzana region. I worked a box deep in the desert SE of Ezuz. Last week's rain added more life to the ecosystem, and all the plants and birds seem very happy.
Desert Lark is one of the most dominant species in the region. This bird was gave an injured bird performance to drive me away of its nest:

Other interesting breeding species were one MacQueen's Bustard, a pair of Bar-tailed Larks, 3 CCCoursers, three species of sandgrouse, and a few Desert Wheatears. Bird of the day for me was a singing male Pale Rock Sparrow (too distant for photography). Still many Spectacled Warblers around, in families:
Apart for an abundance of Short-toed Larks, migrants were rather few. This bright Masked Shrike was nice though:
Still many Tawny Pipits around:

1 comment:

  1. Great serie, the last one is the best, love the bg colors and the simple composition ;)