Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Israel, March 17th - 24th, 2008. Part II

Further pics from this spring's tour of Southern Israel with Birdfinders.

Fan-tailed Raven - Dead Sea region, March 22nd. 'Digibin' shot.

Long-billed Pipit - north of Beer Sheva, March 21st.

Lanner - Adult male, Southern Arava, March 22nd.

Tristram's Starling - Ein Netaphim, Eilat Mountains, March 23rd.

Desert Wheatear - Male, Km 20 salt pools. March 18th.

Hume's (Tawny) Owl - Southern Arava, March 23rd. Digi-scoping at distance at night has its limitations! Still nice to capture something of a record shot of this desert phantom.

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse - Male, Southern Arava, March 19th. Another poor record shot of a good bird taken at night. We do, on occasion, sometimes find these in the daytime, but not this year.

Thick-billed Lark - Male, Ha' Meishar, March 20th. We just happened to be at the Meishar when Israeli photographer supreme Rony Livne waved us over to share this find with us. Thanks Rony! You can see some of Rony's fantastic images at Israbirding.com

Citrine Wagtail - 1st-spring male, Yotvata. March 23rd.

Common Cranes - Urim, Western Negev, March 20th.

Common Kingfisher - Eilat north beach, March 23rd.

Bar-tailed Lark - Ha' Meishar, March 20th.

Desert Finch - Female, Sde Boker, March 21st.

Third and final image selection from Israel 2008 to come soon.

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