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August 2006

Tomer Landsberger

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 13/Aug (Y. Eshbol).

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus): 1 at Ma'ayan Zvi fishponds, 10/Aug (A. Cohen); 2 at Nahal Sorek, 23/Aug (E. Hadad).

 Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus) 
Terek Sandpiper
 Ma'agan Michael, 10-AUG 

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 25/Aug onwards (A. Ben-dov, Y. Wasserlauf et al.).

Common Gull (Lars canus): 1 adult, returning for the 4th consecutive year to Ma'agan Michael, 25/Aug onwards (A. Ben-dov, Y. Wasserlauf et al.).

 Common Gull (Larus canus) 
Common Gull
 Ma'agan Michael, 30-AUG 

Arctic Tern (Sterna arctica): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 03-12/Aug (N. Weiss).

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 01/Aug (N. Weiss).

Bridled Tern (Sterna anaethetus): 35-40 off Eilat's north beach, 01/Aug (N. Weiss).

Lesser Crested Tern (Sterna bengalensis): off Eilat's north beach, 14 on 01/Aug and up to 5 daily till mid august (N. Weiss).

Black Tern (Chlidonian niger): 1 at Km 20, 12/Aug (M. Craig).

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina): 2 ringed at the Jerusalem Bird observatory on the 28th (S. Agmon et al.).

Pale Rock-Sparrow (Carpospiza brachydactyla): 1 bird caught and ringed at Eilat's ringing station (IBRCE) on the 31st (N. Weiss).

 Pale Rock-Sparrow (Carpospiza brachydactyla) 
Pale Rock-Sparrow
 Eilat's ringing station (IBRCE) , 31-AUG 

Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
(Pterocles lichtensteinii) Eilat, May.05

Caspian Tern
(Sterna caspia) Eilat, Jun.05

Lesser Spotted Eagle
(Aquila pomarina) Bet Shean valley, Oct.05
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