Saturday, October 6, 2018

My contribution to Global Big day

Today was eBird's October Global Big Day. For me it was a day full of family commitments, so all I managed to do is a good and intensive morning session. I birded Tal Shachar and Tsor'a area, mostly solo but I joined some other birders there for short periods. The big September push is gone, but there were still plenty of birds at some spots, and I made the most out of the variety. It was a solid morning, with new species getting onto my list continuously. I had no real rarities, but relative highlights were a Richard's Pipit (found yesterday by Piki), Wood Warbler, male Pallid Harrier, and sweet raptor migration. I ended up with 101 species - pretty satisfying IMO. Check out my full eBird checklist here.


Sedge warbler in the alfalfa

 Spotted Flycatcher

Willow Warbler

Wood Warbler record shot

Lesser Spotted Eagles

Red-footed Falcon - adult male

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