While Winter is still around (at least according to the date) and with it some very nice species like thisPallid Scops Owl which was found by Shachar few weeks ago at Wadi Shlomo and was still present yesterday (I was afraidI’mnot going to see one this winter…)and the wintering Bonelli’s and Eastern Imperial Eaglesare still present at K19,there seems to be more and more signs of early spring.
Trumpeter Finches have started to sing atvariouslocations while Kentish Plovershave developed real good colours and seem very busy in courtships. Pallid Swiftstogether with House martins and Barn Swallowsare all moving through in growing numbers, joined by big flocks of Rock Martins.
Waders and waterfowl numbers are still quite steady, but I don’t think that it will be long before we see more fluctuating numbers of these as well as more passerine migrants.
At the IBRCE, Yael is reporting of new arrivals of Reed Warblers full of fat and I believe that soon we will start see and hear more Sylvia’s as well.