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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

Red-backed Shrike
(Lanius collurio) Jazrael valley, Oct.05

Little Ringed Plover
(Charadrius dubius)Ma'agan Michael, Feb.04

Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo) Acre, Jan-06
 
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