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Ein Salvadora, 26/JUN/06
Yosef Kiat

Ein Salvadora is a small spring in the Judean desert, which attracts many birds during the day.
On the 26/6, the four of us - Yaki Setti, Tom & Ron Haran and I, spent a few hours around the spring. About 150 House Buntings (a relatively large number) were present, together with 30-40 Trumpeter Finches and 50 Desert Larks.
Ein Salvadora

Cliffs in the spring vicinity  

A total of 14 birds were ringed during the day 11 House Buntings, 2 Trumpeter Finches and a single Desert Lark.
On the night of the 25th we saw a Hume's Owl not far away from Ein Gedi the bird was quite cooperative, allowing excellent views for about 20 minutes.

Desert Lark Trumpeter Finch House Bunting House Bunting House Bunting

Black-winged Pratincole
(Glareola nordmanni) Kfar-Ruppin turf fields, Oct.06

Olive-backed Pipit
(Anthus hodgsoni) Sde Boqer, Nov.05

White-tailed Lapwing
(Vanellus leucurus) Samar, Mar.05
 
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