Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Recent stuff

Sorry, no images in this post. Been very busy lately but still saw some birds. Last Friday I met up (late, sorry again Harry) with Harry Hussey who joined our Northern Valleys survey team. We made a quick morning stop at Maagan Michael which was relatively quiet. All fishponds were empty and lots of human traffic at the beach lagoons so no proper shorebird habitat. Still had 1 Arctic Skua harassing terns offshore, 1 Citrine Wag and 15 Greater Sand-plovers. Before the Jewish New Year next weekend the demand for fresh fish rises, so some fishponds will be drained by then.
Yesterday was a big migration day. Returning from a meeting I intercepted the stream near Latrun in the Judean lowlands and enjoyed massive migration - about 3000 Honey Buzzards in 10 minutes...
I am disappearing tomorrow for a couple of weeks so i hope nothing good shows up during my absence...

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