Wednesday 7 March 2012

Rupell's warblers

Spring migration is picking up. Quite a few sylvias about including a couple of stunning male Rupell's Warblers. I found these during my pre-work birding at Sde Boker.

This was a very cooperative individual. The other bird was much more elusive.

A Wryneck and Woodchat Shrike, also at Sde Boker, were new for me this Spring. 
Wrynecks - very uncooperative.

It makes a real change to be in the central Negev region. Arabian Babblers and Blackstarts are common fare.

Back at Nir Oz I saw this swarm of bees in the middle of the football pitch. Not sure why they swarm or why they chose this particular place.

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