Sunday, 5 April 2015

Grey Hypocolius

This superb bird has been around Ashkelon National Park for a while (found by Oded Levi on 26th March) and on my first, time-limited, attempt to see it I dipped. It was reported again yesterday - way too tempting to pass up a second tilt! I arrived on site nice and early and within a few minutes she appeared in her regular tree. What a cracking bird!

Love the primaries details - very reminiscent of waxwing, its nearest relative.

She can be quite cryptic too.

What a bird!

Yoav Perlman arrived, soon followed by Amir Balaban of the JBO. I had to leave but hopefully Yoav will get some good shots up on his blog.

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