Other 'no surprise' migrants passing through the Sde Boker experimental patches were Sedge Warbler,
Ruppell's Warbler (with an iridescent snack),
and a rather wary but stunning samamiscus Redstart.
Even tiny patches of grass can hold a Quail and one unexpectedly flew up from under my feet. I'm expecting a few buntings any day now and will be watching the experimental plots closely.