Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Eilat spring migration festival 2011 - day 4

The great thing about the festival here in Eilat is that there's no obligation to take part in every festival tours. So, if like me this morning you want to take a lie-in and catch up with some sleep, you're free to do so. It also gives the chance to do a little bit of exploring yourself. I took a wander through Eilat, where I found several House Crows along with the usual Spectacled Bulbuls, Laughing Doves etc. At North Beach, a dark morph Western Reed Egret was present and several Eastern Bonelli's Warbler were migrating through.
In the afternoon, I joined Yoav and the group for a trip to the km19 pool. The pair of Little Crakes were still showing exceptionally well and, around the cattle sheds, we found a smart male Namaqua Dove. Sadly the latter decided to fly north before I can set the camera rolling. At least one Red-throated Pipit flew north over, a couple of Isabelline Wheatears were around the site, and Short-toed Larks and Spanish Sparrows were feeding in the cattle sheds.

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