Saturday 21 November 2015

Arabian Warbler - star of the Arava

My brother Rod was here for a week's birding. As always, it was great fun and, as always, we saw some great birds. King of the trip was this Arabian Warbler in the Arava.
We've seen Arabian Warbler before in the classic flight (away) with the diagnostic all-black tail as it goes from the acacia in front to  . . . where? They have a habit of disappearing. This individual was different and gave us a very rare, sustained, view of a very rare bird.  

The following day we saw this or another one and everything was back to normal - fleeting view in the canopy, followed by another fleeting view of bird-in-flight.

This was definitely bird of the trip for me - very fortunate to have had such superb views of this very special bird.

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