Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Upcher's Warblers

This morning I surveyed with Meidad an atlas box for the Breeding Bird Atlas project in Lachish area. This unique region is home to one of Israel's largets populations of Upcher's Warblers, along with many other quality species. This morning we had five breeding pairs, including two nests found. Some of the males were still singing. Excellent birds.

We found good numbers of Woodchat Shrike families.

Woodchat Shrike - male (L) and female (R)

Woodchat Shrike - 1cy

3 pairs of Rufouns Bush Robins

Two families of Eastern Black-eared Wheatear

In addition one family of Spectacled Warbler, and a late Barred Warbler.

Upcher's Warbler habitat - Lachish

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