Saturday, October 2, 2010

Normal autumn migration (which is fantastic)

Again, sorry for the slow rate of new posts. My regular excuses include no internet connection in my new house yet plus a minor flu that got me grounded for three days... I promise to be a good boy from now on...
Anyway I have nothing too amazing to report; ringing in Ashdod a few days ago was pretty slow due to the terrible heat wave. The last week has been so bloody hot and must have slowed passerine migration down. The only birds of note were two Garden Warblers.
There has been good Lesser Spotted Eagle migration over my house in recent days, with several thousnads seen every day. Many Levants among them too.
Unfortunately I missed an extraordianry ringing session at Ma'agan Michael on Thursday night because of my flu. The guys had tons of birds, the best being two (!) Barwits and a Broad-billed Sandpiper. Perfect timing for catching a flu... Ron posted some images on the JBO website.
Tomorrow I'm off to lead a tour up north, hope to get some nice stuff.

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