Blackstart - Wadi Mishmar, Dead Sea region, November 25th, 2011. Surely one of the most confiding and inquisitive of all desert birds in Israel. Just sit down by a hiking trail in a beautiful wadi and a Blackstart will appear and just hang around with you.This one was tried to grab our attention as we watched a small flock of Sinai Rosefinches.
Wadi Mishmar, Dead Sea region. A national nature reserve and home to many desert species including the Blackstart pictured above.