Today was eBird’s October Global Big Day. For me it was a day full of family commitments, so all I managed to do is a good and intensive morning session. I birded Tal Shachar and Tsor’a area, mostly solo but I joined some other birders there for short periods.
The big September push is gone, but there were still plenty of birds at some spots, and I made the most out of the variety. It was a solid morning, with new species getting onto my list continuously.
I had no real rarities, but relative highlights were a Richard’s Pipit (found yesterday by Piki), Wood Warbler, male Pallid Harrier, and sweet raptor migration. I ended up with 101 species – pretty satisfying IMO.
Sedge warbler in the alfalfa
Wood Warbler record shot
Lesser Spotted Eagles
Red-footed Falcon – adult male