Sunday, September 22, 2013

Israel: Day 13

As expected, the last few days have seen a significant increase in the number of Levant Sparrowhawks (c2500 for me today and yesterday together) and a noticeable drop in the number of Honey Buzzards. The birds continue to fly mostly too high to photograph, so you'll have to take my word for it that the sight of a flock of 500 Levants thermalling up and away is truly spectacular.

Black Kite low over the olive groves, shortly before dropping
down to feast on a turd (not mine)
Dark morph Marsh Harrier, poor distant shot, but you don't see many of these

Red-footed Falcon, nice and low for a change

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