As I had limited wifi and time in Ranthambhore, my ‘real-time’ blogposts from there were rather brief.
I did photograph a lot, so here is a collation of some photos taken during the 2.5 days of safari there, mainly of common birds.
Grey Francolin – very common
Great Thick-knee. Great indeed
Plum-headed Parakeets came in to drink by the park gate
Indian Robin – female. The smart male wouldn’t pose
Red-vented Bulbul. Abundant but very neat
Large Grey Babblers doing their thing
One of many Red-breasted Flycatchers
One of fewer Taiga Flycatchers
Chestnut-shouldered Petronia – huge numbers of them
I have been birding since the age of 9, and from the age of 15 I started working professionally in birding. I have been working for the Israeli Ornithological Center since 1998. I was a member of the Israeli rarities committee between 2001 - 2007. I have an MSc in Ecology from the Ben Gurion University. I did my research on the ecology of Nubian Nightjars in Israel, and spent hundreds of nights with these fascinating birds. I lead tours in Israel, and especially focus on Nubian Nightjars obviously. I traveled and birded Asia extensively, and also Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and North America. I am married to my lovely wife Adva and father to two sons - Uri and Noam, and one daughter - Libby. Currently I live in Norwich, where I am starting a PhD project at UEA.