Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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

Final batch of pics from this year's spring tour in Israel with Birdfinders;

Olive-backed Pipit - One of up five wintering birds in Eilot's northern date plantation. Tried hard but couldn't get any better pics than this. March 18th.

Namaqua Dove - female, Km20 salt pools, March 23rd.

Western Reef Heron - Eilat north beach, March 23rd.

White-spotted Bluethroat - Yotvata, March 18th.

Common Snipe - Group of four, Km 20 salt pools. These birds behaved oddly for migrants indulging in posturing, standing erect and displaying, almost showing lekking-like behavior.

Eurasian Hoopoe - A good tour for these with birds seen almost daily. Yotvata, March 18th.

Indian Silverbill - Eilot's date palms. March 23rd.

Lesser Kestrel - Flock of eight (five shown here), Ashalim, Western Negev, March 21st. A nice moment as we stopped for these and a 'Desert' Little Owl by the road, and then found two Great Spotted Cuckoos close by.

The Dead Sea from the overlook at Nahal Darga. March 22nd.

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