Sunday, April 15, 2012

Above and below

A short, image-less post: had some free minutes before a meeting by the Dead Sea this morning. Walked a small garden which was just packed with migrants - hundreds of Blackcaps and Lesser Whites were literally pouring off the branches; among them many Eastern Orphean and Balkan Warbelrs. On the ground 20 Ortolans. 1 Collared fly. 5 Masked Shrike. 1 local Namaqua Dove. Overhead MASSIVE raptor migration - about 2000 Steppe Buzzards in a few minutes, with many other eagels (steppe, lesser spotted, short-toed and booted). That's why birding in Israel is so much fun.

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