Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pharaoh's Revenge - March 23rd

 Pharoah Eagle-owl - Hazeva. March 23rd, 2013. First views of a very cool find by Birdfinders tour participant David Coker. The bird soon retreated to a more distant, but rather more open Acacia giving us breathtaking scope views. Just one highlight from a staggeringly brilliant day trip to the Dead Sea which included a pair of Arabian Warblers feeding fledged young at Hazeva, a pair of Hume's Owls together spotlighted while 'dueting' in a remote wadi, and excellent flight views of a Nubian Nightjar in the Southern Dead Sea. Migration during the day included over 300 Common Cranes at Hazeva, and Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters (3) and a Collared Pratincole at Neot Hakikar, all heading north and all new to the tour week.

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