We left them in peace and moved on to nearby date plantations to see if Pallid Scops Owls overwinter there too. They do... We had only brief views of one, but heard about three singing and calling. Great stuff. It is quite amazing how we can still learn new things about our breeding birds in Israel.
Here are few unimpressive wildlife images I got:
Barbary Falcon - perched on the tall communication mast in the kibbutz (huge crop)
White-crowned Wheatear - 2cy
Disgraceful Nubian Ibex