Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dead Sea birding

Yesterday I met up with Michael and his Danish team, and with the IBRCE staff for some birding near Neot Hakikar. Just before I met them I had this cooperative Little Green Bee-eater posing in a typical Israeli scene:

These images are dedicated to my dear friend Thomas Krumenacker:

Some productive afternoon birding near Neot Hakikar produced Clamorous Reed Warbler, Dead Sea Sparrow and Namaqua Dove. As night fell we had terrific views of up to five Nubian Nightjars, and again I managed to catch one for ringing. This time Teun got a special ringing tick...

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