Saturday, August 4, 2012

Oh whatever makes her unhappy on a Saturday morning

Despite my wife's objection left early this morning for some ringing. I was stuck indoors most of last week and i just had to be outdoors, see some birds and enjoy the silence. I went to check a new site not far away from my house. It's a rather major wadi called Wadi Grar. In this section of the wadi is the largest reedbed of the N Negev region. This was my first ringing effort there, and this site seems to have great potential. Habitat looks very good and in great contrast to the semi-arid surroundings.
I had a pretty good catch. Mainly Reed Warblers of course but a couple of other LBJ's too.

Rufous Bush Robin

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - 1cy