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Barak Granit 05/11/2018 00:00




Saker Falco cherrug

Two at southern Judean plains on the 15th (E. Hadad) 


Audouin's Gull Ichthyaetus audouinii 

A 1st winter reported at Palmachim on the 15th (I. Nissim-Moriya)


Red-tailed Wheatear Oenanthe moesta

A female at Uvda valley on the 14th-15th (O. Sherer) 


'Basalt' Mourning Wheatear Oenanther lugens warriae

A 2nd bird found at Uvda valley on the 14th (M. Demeulemeester) 


Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria

A 1st winter ringed at Afek on the 15th (I. Shimshoni) 





Common Gull Larus canus

One at Gesher on the 10th (T. Khan) 


Asian Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus r. japonicus

One at Gaash on the 11th 


Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus

22 at Herbet Bek (Efarim Ezov) on 28/12/18 - a belated news


Redwing Turdus iliacus

One at Sansan reserve on the 12th (T. Magen) Two birds at the Roses Garden, Jerusalem during the week. 


Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella

20 at Herbet Zeved on the 8th (S. Luria) 





Goshawk Accipiter gentilis

One at Hanton on the 6th (N. Haiun)


Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos

A male at the JBO on the 8th (R. Sokolovski). A 3rd bird for Jerusalem this winter. 




Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monchus

Three at Gamla on the 5th (S. Segall et al.) 



5.1.19 - Gamla    Photo: Shlomi Segall


Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos

One at Maoz Haim on the 4th (T. Khan). Another bird hang around for sometime at the Hula valley 


Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo

An adult at Ram-on from the 2nd onwards (G. Leithner et al.)


Dotterel Chardrius morinellus

20 at Hatzerim on the 4th (O. Efroni-Naor) 


Common Gull Larus canus

A 1st winter heading to roost over Hamadia on the 4th (B. Granit & F. Moffat) 


Gull-bill Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

One at IBRCE on the 4th (K. Zaitlin). A rare winter record. 


Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus

One at Hulda on the 5th (P. Ish-Shalom) 


Pallid Swift Apus pallidus

Some 800 birds at Nawit Pond (southern Dead Sea) on the 3rd (Y. Perlman) 

Asian Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus r. japonicus


One at Hamadia on the 4th (F. Moffat and B. Granit) 


Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus

One at IBRCE on the 5th (A. Rinot) 


Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos

A 1st winter bird at Mitzpe Naftuach, Jerusalem on the 5th (C. Faibis). The adult male at Zurim is still there 





Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeous

One at Eilat (!) on the 30th (N. Weiss). Possibly the first or one of a very few record(s) for Eilat and the Arava


Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni

One at IBRCE on the 30th (R. Segali). Four Crested Honey Buzzards present. 


Magpie Pica pica

One photographed at Habonim on the 1st (Arad Ben-David). Thruough the past 5 decades about handful records of unknown origin. Interesting, A Magpie reported flying over Caesarea about a month ago, though wasn't photographed or descibed. 




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