Israel 27th April - 5th May 2010 (Part 2)

Little Green Bee-eater

Honeys (click to enlarge).
Three of the typical variations of Honey Buzzard can be seen here.

This male Honey Buzzard was found dead by the side of the road

Looking for Temminck's Lark in the baking heat

Wood Sandpiper

Checking the saltpans at Eilat Birdwatching Centre

Scanning the skies

Little Stint

Cruising the Israeli highways

The back of a Thick-billed Lark!

Spur-winged Plover

& Spur-winged Plover chick

Collared Pratincole

Spanish Sparrow

The scenery was impressive

Sand Partridge

Quail - the first time I'd actually seen one, after hearing plenty over the years.

Mourning Wheatear

Up into the mountains we go

North Beach, Eilat

Levant Sparrowhawk

At times I got the feeling we were birding quite close to the Jordan border

Greater Flamingo

Broad-billed Sandpiper - After 15 years of birding I finally caught up with one!

One of the oldies can't keep up with the pace

Alan comes back from nod land


  1. They are brilliant photos, especially the Bee-eater.

  2. Great photos Chris,looks like you had a great time!.

  3. very very nice Chris love the Bee eater

  4. Hi Chris,
    I found your blog from Bob's one and I'm quite happy I decided to check it out... You have a beautiful blog over here with many wonderful pictures of nice species like the bee-eater in this one...


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