Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nizzana during a sand storm

Means no birds...
I had a few hours to spend this morning in Nizzana together with Meidad. Weather was awful with a full-power sand storm and muddy showers. No bird was stupid enough to get it's beak outside of shelter, and we saw hardly nothing. But eventually after walking quite a bit and scanning some sheltered wadis we had some nice birds: Asian Desert Warbler, Black-bellied Sandgrouse, Steppe Eagle, a stunning male Pallid Harrier and a poor Hen Harrier fighting the wind.
Looking forward to another visit in better weather. My atlas project resumes in early March so expect many Nizzana posts!

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