Yet another fantastic day with the perfect combination of good birds, large, colourful birds, and great weather and scenery.
We started off in a site overlooking Lake Kinneret (thanks Meidad). After some searching we found a couple of Long-billed Pipit, that showed very well. While searching for them we had 4-5 Finsch's Wheatears, 3-4 Blue Rock Thrushes and a Little Owl.
Then we continued to Bet She'an Valley, where we checked some fields and fishponds. It was quite spectacular with many thousnads of birds all over the place. Gulls, kites, storks, pelicans, cormorants, herons, starlings - just spectacular. Some good birds we had there included two Oriental Skylarks (crap views of flying birds), Common Rosefinch, Steppe and Pallas's Gulls. This dark morph Marsh Harrier was a cracking bird:
Marsh Harrier - ad. male, dark morph
This stunning Black Kite was hanging around amongst the thousands of normal kites:
About 20 Whiskered Terns were doing their thing over the ponds:
White Pelicans against the mountains of Jordan:
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