This is a very brief post, have to take off very soon, my wife wants to kill me. Hope to post more tomorrow evening.
Had a quick dash at the goldeneye at Eilat this morning, with a very sweet side-bonus - this superb Black Bush Robin at Neot Smadar sewage, found yesterday by visiting South-African birders Dave & Lynn Deighton. Charismatic, full of character, fascinating behaviour - I wish I could stay with it for more than five minutes:
At KM19 sewage the goldeneye was still present. We surprised each other at short range. I think the flight shot solves the mystery - this must be a Common Goldeneye.
Even though I have much more to tell I have to sign off - stay tuned for tomorrow.