Pallid Scops Owl and more



This morning, I went to do some ringing at the IBRCE in order to check where do we stand with migration?! I was joined by Noa, Tzadok and many kids and visitors who came to enjoy a great weather and wonderful array of birds.

Altogetherwe’ve ended the morning with some 30 birds of 11 species including some early migrants like Savi’s and Sedge Warblers, few wintering specieslike Bluethroats,Chiffchafsand Sardinian Warblersand also few residents like Palm Doves, Spanish Sparrowsand Graceful Prinia.

Savi’s Warbler

Galya, (Liat’s daughter) releasing a Chiffchaf

The most welcoming catch though, was a beautiful Pallid Scops Owlwhich was found during the first trap round. The bird had all theclassicfeatures and it created a great happiness with all the helpers and visitors…

No white spots on the forehead

Feathers extending to toes

Throughout the day there was also a very slow passage of Steppe Eaglesand also huge numbers of Vagrant Emperorand flying throughout…

Painted Lady

Itai Shanni

Itai Shanni

is the coordinator of the Eilat Birding Blog, which is jointly written by the Israeli Ornithological Centre (IOC) and the International Birding and Research Centre Eilat (IBRCE). Itai is working to promote bird and wildlife conservation throughout this area. As an Israeli A licensed ringer, he also gives support for the IBRCE staff when needed. Itai has also developed a real passion for Odonata watching and spends many hot hours chasing also Dragonflies and Damselflies.

Itai Shanni

Itai Shanni

Itai Shanni is the coordinator of the Eilat Birding Blog, which is jointly written by the Israeli Ornithological Centre (IOC) and the International Birding and Research Centre Eilat (IBRCE). Itai is working to promote bird and wildlife conservation throughout this area. As an Israeli A licensed ringer, he also gives support for the IBRCE staff when needed. Itai has also developed a real passion for Odonata watching and spends many hot hours chasing also Dragonflies and Damselflies.

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