As fall migration starts to kick in, spent a bit of time down south in the Negev. It is still hot in the Negev area which leads many birds for a morning drink . 2 beautifull Black bellied Sandgrouses were among the many species who came to drink.
The beautifull Western Rock Nuthatch , a breeding bird in Mt Hermon area.
Mt. Hermon is known for his unique species , some of them Breeds there. The syrian serin is one of them....
Young collard pratincole in Beit shean valley
Prining sandgrouses before drinking from the pond
A beautiful male Namaqua Dove coming to the drinking spot in the Negev.
Summer is usuallu slow - Birdwise, but due to not having lots of water sites in the negev, the desert Birds usually comming to one main drinking spot.....and that is the perfect time to go and look at them.
Summer is very slow, Birdwise in Israel.
If you still wish to do some Birding- The Golan heights and Mt Hermon in the North is a good option for unique breeders. Another option is Birding in Drinking spots in the south- The NEGEV.
Enjoy a couple of pics i have taken: Pin tailed sandgrouse from the Negev and a Black headed Bunting from the Golan
Spring has finally starting to kick in......
There are so many interesting and rare birds that i can not write them all.
One thing we all need to do : Just go out to the field and Bird. Wish us all a great spring, full with birds.
A Black faced Bunting was spotted in Maayan Zvi fishing ponds at the carmel coast. A mega rare bird, second observation to Israel.