Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Turk, a Faroese and an Israeli went birding in the desert...

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke? Well it was quite good. Met up this morning with Emin Yoğurtcuoğlu and Silas Olofson in the Judean Desert. They have been birding in southern Israel for the past week, and had a great trip up till now. We birded in Wadi Mishmar which was OK. Not too busy but some good stuff among the commoner desert species. Highlights included Cyprus Warbler, some Sinai Rosefinches and a singing Striolated Bunting heard. The guys stayed after I had left, hope they managed to see it. Unusually, I didn't manage to get any proper bird image worth uploading. So instead - here's Silas:

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