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

4 comments:

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

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

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  3. very very nice Chris love the Bee eater

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  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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