Saturday, January 28, 2017

Two days in the Arava

We started our morning at Yotveta circle fields. After few minutes we found 14 Ruddy Shelducks
and 4 Greater White-Fronted Geese.
 We also saw several species of pipits, Corn Buntings, Desert finches And others.
While we where getting close to the geese, we saw a Lanner stands on a tree.

Greater White-Fronted Geese


After we left Yotveta, we tried to find the Red-Breasted Flycatcher at Samar. thanks to  Yaniv Basher that helped us, we managed to find it. We also found the Basalet Wheatear at Be'er Ora. 

Basalt Wheatear
Red-Breasted Flycatcher

In the afternoon we went up to Eilat mountains and had good birds;
Sinai Rosefinches, Hooded and desert weathears and Desert warblers.

Sinai Rosefinch

After the sunset we found Barn Owl at Yotveta, but no Egypetian Nightjars.

Barn Owl


Today we spent our time in Ovda and we had quality birding.
Cream-Coloured Courser, another Basalet Wheatear, Desert Warblers,Spotted Sandgrouses
Bar-Tailed, Hornd and Thick-Billed larks, Mountain Buntings and more.
Cream-Coloured Courser
 Basalt Wheatear

Desert Warbler

Hornd Lark

Thick Billed Lark


In the way back home we stoped at Neot Smadar sewage and saw 2 adult imperial Eagle.

Imperial Eagle


In the Mammals domain, we had Arabian Wolf and Asian Wild Ass.
Arbian Wolf                

Asian Wild Ass

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