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May 2009

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.
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor): 1 at Nahsholim fishponds, 15/May (G. Shon).

 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanii): 1 at Yotvata circular field (N. Weiss et al.).

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): 1 near Sde Eliyyahu, 22/May (A. Rinot).

Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius): 1 near Hadera, 16/May.

Caspian Plover (Vanellus asiaticus): 2 at Yotvata's circular field, 01/May (N. Weiss et al.).

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): 3 at Km 20 saltpans, 15/May (J. Meyrav).

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 28/May (R. Mizrachi). Probably a returning bird.

Sabine's Gull (Larus sabini): The bird found last month is still present at Ma'agan Michael fishponds (S. Agmon e al.).

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 01/May (A. Cohen, G. Ottens); 1 at km 20 saltpans, 15/May (J. Mayrav).

Pomarine Skua (Stercorarius pomarinus): 3 off Eilat's north beach, 01/May (A. Cohen, G. Ottens).

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprinulgus aegyptius): 1 at Yotvata fields, 01/May (A. Cohen, G. Ottens); 1-2 there on the second week of May (N. Weiss, M. Craig, H. Pfeifenberger).

Thick-billed Lark (Rhamphocoris clotbey): 8 at the Meishar, 08/May (T. Magen).

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): 1 at kibbutz Lotan, 15/May (E. Shochat).

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea): 1 at the northern Arava, 03/May (I. Shanni).

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus): 1 ringed at the IBRC Eilat, 31/May (N. Weiss et al.).

(Saxicola torquata) Negev, Oct.05

Barn Swallow
(Hirundo rustica) Ma'agan Michael, Jun.04

(Falco cherrung)Western Negev, Nov.05
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