Eilat Birding station Ringed today a Diederik Cuckoo. 2nd time that the species is being seen in Israel. What a great observation to end 2022. Hope we will have much more birds in 2023.
Goldcrest was seen earlier today in the Mediteranian sea shore. Uncommon site, as they are tend to be seen more in wooden areas , though sometimes seen in other habitats . Hope to see more of them that coming winter in Israel.
A young Lanner falcon was seen today flying in Neot Smadar (southern Israel)
Yellow browed warbler both in Jerusalem and in Mt Carmel area
Finally they arrived- a small flock of Sociable Lapwings in the Negev fields. Hope they will stay there during winter.
A red Crested Pochard was seen a coupl of days ago in Gesher ponds (Beit Shean Valley).
Winter is the time for different Duck species, in which the red crested Pochard is one of the more unique among the Ducks.