Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Back to my autumn local patch

The alfalfa field near Bet Kama is very good between late August and late April, when there are wagtails and pipits around. Today was my first visit to the field after several months - short morning visit with my dog Bamba. The alfalfa is flowering now and full of insects, and had lots of birds in it. Especially impressive was a flock of about 800 Yellow Wagtails. Other birds included 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Whinchat, 10 Isabelline Wheatears, 20 Zitting Cisticolas, 1 Marsh, 2 Sedge, 2 Savi's and 5 Willow Warblers. Highlight was an adult Black-headed Bunting. Looking forward to ring there, maybe next week.

Black-headed Bunting

Zitting Cisticola

'feldegg' Yellow Wagtail

Isabelline Wheatear 

Short-toed Eagle

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