Friday, April 11, 2014

Monitoring course

Continued the Wildlife Monitoring Course today. We worked again in the Modi'in hills. Today we were joined by Ohad Mass from the SPNI Mammal Center - top pro mammal person, and a great guy. We checked the Sherman traps placed yesterday - not too many rodents, only few Arabian Spiny Mice (Acomys dimdiatus):

But the whole learning process was very interesting. Thanks Ohad. Where we worked some birds - migrants included many Tree Pipites, Nightingales, Ortolans and some raptors (Osprey is worth noting).

Palestine Sunbird 

Then checked some reservoirs in the Judean Lowlands - had 8 Ferruginous Ducks, a pair of Gadwall, 8 Purple Herons and that's it.

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