Over the weekend I saw at least two Golden Orioles on the kibbutz. At Sde Boker though, there had apparently been up to 12 in one Mulberry tree. Meidad Goren and I drove over this morning to see if they were still there. The tree in question was literally hopping with Blackcaps but no GOs. After a minute or so we saw a couple flying around. This male showed beautifully in a nearby tree-top. Cracking!
Back at work I saw my first Red-backed Shrike of the season. Another cracking male.
Lots of Nightingales around,
Back to Nir Oz - plenty of Bee-eaters, various hirundines and swifts moving through as well as a single Roller.