Thursday, January 9, 2014

Raptors, routine

Another day of wintering raptor census, today in the Judean Lowlands. I was in a bit of time pressure so cruised through the transect rather fast. Had average numbers of raptors - three Greater Spotted Eagles, many buzzards (common and long-legged) and harriers (marsh and hen), tons of Kestrels etc.

Greater Spotted Eagle - just after brunch - feather still stuck to its bill

Hen Harrier

I know that in most European countries such totals would have been phenomenal, but for me it was a rather slow morning.

Stone Curlew

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