Nice juv Pallid Harrier over the reeds - one of three seen today. A poor photo that I can finally blame on the equipment I use rather than my (lack of) skill.
While sitting near the old crake pool I heard two Thrush Nightingales calling loudly, one on each side of me. Eventually one showed itself in the deep shade of a shrub - very nice view from about 2 m. Kingfishers are very abundant.
The first Whinchats have arrived - soon every bush will have one.
Spotted Flycatcher - very common at the moment and every decent spot seems contested by at least two.
A pair of Tawny Pipits put in an appearance.
The Great White Egret coming in for a fly-by.
On the way home - a fine kettle of Levant Sparrowhawks above Ein Habsesor.
Juv Marsh Harrier with a large splash of white - had me very confused for a while.
Nice crop of wheatears around the fields here. Northern,
Final surprise was a Monk Parrot - first for the area but I suspect they've been around for a while. Not too sure I'm happy to see them here . . .