Friday 10 February 2017

Re'im Reservoir - eagles and geese

Went back to Re'im to get a pic or two of the Greater White-fronted Geese.

The single young Eastern Imperial Eagle that has been around for most of the winter flew off the reservoir bank

followed by two others. Fantastic to see three eagles together. The two below seemed to form a couple while the third kept its distance from them.

Too close to frame as it flew overhead.

Cranes arrived for a drink.

Some of the Shelduck mentioned in the previous post.

Spring is on its way, judging by the plumages of this Spanish Sparrow and Stonechat - exceptionally well turned out.

Another common but gorgeous bird - the Chukar.

On the way back I looked in at the Urim Reservoir. Masses of Mallard, Shoveller, Teal, two Wigeon, several Pintail and a couple of Pochard, Gadwall and Shelduck made a nice selection of wildfowl.

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