Monday, May 31, 2010

Neot Hakikar - Nubian Nightjars and more

Last night I went to Neot Hakikar for Nubian Nightjar monitoring with Avner and Eli. On the way down I was happy to see the pair Sooty Falcons returned to their breeding site near Ha'Arava junction. They were flying back and forth along the cliff, and probably checked potential breeding sites.
As darkness fell we started to survey several nightjar territories. We had eight nightjars in four different territories, though I had no indication of successfull breeding - no juveniles seen. But it's worth another check.

We had some nice animals - a couple of hares, a fine Ethiopian Hedgehog showing its dark mask, and several species of bats.

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