Tuesday 15 May 2012

Dribs and drabs

Spring is winding down into summer. Still good numbers of Garden Warblers going through Sde Boker together with a couple more Barreds, Nightingales and Golden Orioles. Eastern Oliveaceous and Blackcaps still plentiful.

I've been stopping off at Revivim sewage ponds on the way home. This place definitely has potential. Curlew Sandpiper (not rare but a bit unusual this far inland) well into its gorgeous red summer plumage, ditto the Little Stints on either side,

 Wood Sandpiper (below), Common Sandpiper, Grey Plover (one flew hard north), Ruff etc,

and a Temminck's Stint lurking in the background.

A single Red-throated Pipit flew in, then off,

So, dribs and drabs but still good.

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