Had a quick look at my alfalfa field this morning. Fewer pipits, more skylarks. This male Caspian Stonechat perched on ugly pipes:
On the way out I was disheartened to find this electrocuted Long-legged Buzzard, a beautiful large individual I had seen several times in recent weeks perched on this pylon, before it eventually found its death. Electrocution is a major risk for large birds in Israel, especially in winter. This pylon is situated just by a water reservoir, perfect perch for a raptor - a real death trap. The Israel Electric Company is slowly protecting new lines against electrocution, but is doing almost nothing to protect these old pylons. I hope something happens with that soon.