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October 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Cinereous Vulture (Aegyptius monachus): 1 migrating over Kibbutz Revadim, 27/Oct (E. Hadad); 1 at Hai-bar Carmel, 31/Oct (I. Miller).

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo): 1 juv. at the Hula valley, north of the reserve, 25/Oct onwards (R. Mizrachi et al.).

 Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo

Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius): 2 at Tirat Tzvi fishponds, 27/Oct (I. Shanni et al.).

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 adult at Eilat's beach, 15/Oct (Survey crew).

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 at Acre shore, 10/Oct (S. Haham). Probably a returning bird.

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientallis): 1 the Hula re-flooded are, 23-24/Oct (A. Balaban et al.).

 Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientallis) 
Oriental Turtle Dove LStreptopelia orientallis

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka): 1 at Mitzpe Ramon, 25/Oct (S. Haham).

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea): a female ringed at Eilat, 12/Oct (N. Weiss).

 Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) 
Menetries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phyloscopus humeii): 1 at Lavi forest, near Golani junc., 31/Oct (Y. Perlman).

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus): 1 at Eilat, 01/Oct (N. Weiss); 3 around Bet Shean valley, early October (Survey crew).

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor pallidirostris): 1 at Yotvata, 30/Oct (L. Kislev).

 Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor pallidirostris) 
Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor pallidirostris

Yellow-legged Gull
(Larus michahellis) Ma'agan Michael, May.05

(Saxicola torquata) Negev, Oct.05

Golden Oriole
(Oriolus oriolus) Neot Semadar, Apr.05
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