Flock of 30 Bimaculated Larks – Jebal Hamrah

Whilst birding the Jebal Hamrah pivot irrigation fields recently with Phil Roberts, we came across a flock of up to thirty Bimaculated LarksMelanocorypha bimaculateon the stony area around the pivot field. The birds were on the edge of the field in with a group of Greater Short-toed Larks and Eurasian Skylarks. We had planned our […]

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Spring fun

Yesterday morning I worked in Wadi Bet Arif, very close to Ben Gurion airport. I had a productive morning – lovey spring atmosphere with flowers, beautiful weather, good breeding activity and fine migration. Among the priority breeding species, Long-billed Pipit was most prominent – it’s song was a continuous soundtrack of my walk. One of […]

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Gavilán Patas Largas ( Crane Hawk ) Geranospiza caerulescens (Vieillot, 1817)

Cuesta creer que me haya costado casi 9 años poder fotografiar a esta especie, particularmente recuerdo una jornada en el Parque Provincial Profundidad cuando estando con Fernando Bernasconi separados a no mas de 20 metros de distancia de el me perdí la oportunidad de fotografiar a este gavilán. Si bien antiguos integrantes del grupo lo […]

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Lesser Yellowlegs and Ruff in Dorset.

A trip with friends to Weymouth in Dorset, to visit Radipole Lake and Lodmoor RSPB reserves. The forecast was for warmth and sun but the sea mist didn’t clear all day and it was pretty cold, but good birds were seen including the expected Bearded Tit (though only the one male). Marsh Harrier ( I […]

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Just Kingfishers in Suffolk

Whilst visiting a local nature reserve in Norfolk  we met another visitor who recommended a visit to Lackford Lakes. This is a  reserve run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust  that has a good record of Kingfisher sightings. It is just across the border in Suffolk so not too far from our home.  With the prospect of clear […]

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