Saturday 13 December 2014


Very pleased to have finally caught up with this thrush in Israel. Four of them, on my home turf too!

Yesterday I visited Re'im Reservoir - the Greater Whitefronted Goose from last week is still around.

Quite a few raptors too - Merlin, Kestrel, Buzzard, Hen and Marsh Harriers, Black Kites galore. And a Greater Spotted Eagle trying to find a thermal. The weather was cool and blustery with low cloud - not conducive for good photos.

Also caught up with a Hume's Warbler found by Eran Banker last week at Kibbutz Gevulot. Good views were had but no photos - it kept high in the trees and was too mobile. No matter - a great bird to see.

NW India - 9th to 22nd February 2020 (Kosi River, Corbett NP, Haripur Dam, Pangot, Sattal, Chopta, Walterre)

If you look through the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (Grimmett, Inskipp and Inskipp, 2011) you cannot help noticing the huge range of s...