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Monthly Summaries

April 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Red-billed Tropicbird (Phaethon aetherus): 1 adult off Eilat's north beach, 13/Apr (T. Kahn).

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo): 1 in migration over Eilat, 05/Apr (G. Perlman, A. Balaban et al.).

Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 18/Apr (A. Cohen, B. Granit, S. Haham, T. Kahn).

Caspian Plover (Charadrius caspius): 1 female at Yotvata fields, 07/Apr (N. Weiss et al.) and 2 Males there on 11/Apr (Markus Craig, Kris De Rouck et al.).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limoza lapponica): 1 adult at Ma'ayan Tzvi, 26/Apr onwards.

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): Up to 13 at Km 20 and Eilat (J. Meyrav et al.).

Long-tailed Skua (Stercorarius longicaudus): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 13/Apr (T. Kahn).

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 6 off Eilat's north beach, 30/Apr (J. Meyrav).

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprmulgus aegyptius) - 1 still present at Yotvata on 04/Apr (J. Meyrav).

Nubian Nightjar (Caprimulgus nubicus):
For the first time ever, 2 fledglings were seen being fed by their parents at Neot Hakikkar, southern Dead Sea, 28/Apr (Y. Perlman).

 Nubian Nightjar (Caprimulgus nubicus) 
Nubian Nightjar Caprimulgus nubicus
 Southern Dead-sea, 28-Apr 

Black-crowned Sparrow Lark (Eremopterix nigriceps): 1 adult male at Lotan's dairy barn, 21/Apr (J. Meyrav).

Thick-billed Lark (Ramphocoris clotbey): 4 at Km 76 on 03/Apr (J. Meyrav); 2 near Nizzana - Ezuz road, 26/Apr (Andreas Bruun Christensen et al.).

Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes): 1 at Km 72 on 07/Apr (J. Meyrav et al.).

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia myctacea) - a first summer male ringed at Lotan, 01/April.

River Warbler (Locustella fluviatillis):
at Jerusalem, 2 ringed on 27/Apr (A. Balaban) and 1 on 30/Apr (Y. Perlman).

 River Warbler (Locustella fluviatillis) 
River Warbler Locustella fluviatillis
 JBO, 30-Apr 

Upcher's Warbler (Hippolais languida): 1 at Eilat's north beach, 27-28/Apr (A. Cohen, B. Granit, S. Haham).

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): 1 at Yotvata's gas station, 28/Apr (S. Haham).

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus isabellinus): 1 male at Km 72, 07/Apr (J. Meyrav et al.); 1 at Shezaf nature reserve, 09/Apr (T. Magen); 1 near En Yahav, 16/Apr (T. Magen).

 Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus isabellinus) 
Daurian Shrike Lanius isabellinus isabellinus
 Km 72, 07-Apr 

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus): 1 ringed at the Hula valley, 13/Apr (F. Argyle, Yonatan HaLevi et al.).

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
(Merops persicus)Arava valley, Apr.05

Temmincks Horned Lark
(Eremophila bilopha) Arava valley, Mar.05

Bimaculated Lark
(Melanocorypha bimaculata) Arava valley, Mar.05
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