Thursday 27 November 2014

Siberian Buff-bellied Pipit

Nafcha is a superb birding spot - a green and watery oasis in the middle of the Negev and as such, attracts a lot of birds. In the last few days Ring Ouzel, Hume's Warbler and Buff-bellied Pipit have been seen there. I went this afternoon to try and catch up with any/all of them. The pipit was very easy but the weather was not - strong winds, clouds and spots of rain, hence the poor quality pics.

Bat-pipit. . .

A full shot that I hope shows the 'jizz' of the bird, plus a few details - pert stand and rather cute expression, eye-ring, wing bars, pink-red legs, streaked breast on white and dark upperparts etc.

Didn't manage the Ring Ouzel or Hume's Warbler (fleeting views but nothing confirmatory) but I'm not unhappy - the pipit is a new one for me.

Managed to see a Siskin in Ben Gurion's Grave Park yesterday - a good year for them and the first one I've seen since leaving Scotland, 

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