Thursday, August 29, 2013

61 birds, 21 species!

Had great fun ringing at my CES site in Ashdod this morning. Relatively low numbers but fantastic number of species - 21! Commonest was Common Kingfisher with 12 birds. Along the main stream there were many tens flying around. Acros were well represented with Sedge, Reed, 2 Marsh and four Great Reeds. Other nice species included Little Crake, 3 feldegg Yellow Wagtails, Thrush Nightingale, some Savi's and Willow Warblers and lots more.

Little Crake - 1cy 

feldegg Yellow Wagtail, 2cy+ male

Marsh Warbler - 1cy

White-breasted Kingfisher 

Thrush Nightingale

Equalet Skimmer (Orthetrum chrysostigma)

My swamp - the water is green because it's covered with a thick carpet of Common Duckweed (Lemna minor)

Many thanks to Arad for his admirable help in sauna conditions after a sleepless night.

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