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.
Sedge 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 Painted Lady flying throughout…