Also on the fence - a Wryneck,
and continuing the fence theme, a white spotted Bluethroat
The fence motif continued with a pair of Little-green Bee-eaters, one of which posed well for me. LGBs appeared here last year too - perhaps this is a newly established northern extension to their range?
Other migrants were Lesser Whitethroats and Chiffchaff by the bucket, a few acros in the reeds and a Reed Warbler in the flowers close to the fence. The Pied Kingfisher is still around but otherwise the reservoir itself was quiet.
I sometimes forget just how handsome some of the commoner birds here are - a very well turned out male Spanish Sparrow
and a Chukar near the kibbutz. Apparently Chukars used to be common around here and then disappeared for a long time. Good to see they're making a comeback.
Finally, an Arabian Babbler at Nachal Besor on Route 222 - not a rare bird at all except for location. This is the furthest NW I've seen them.
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