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Monthly Summaries

November 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons): 21 at the Hula re-flooded area, 13/Nov onwards (I. Shanni et al.); 9 at Eilats bird sanctuary, 16/Nov (M. Cos, R. Shaish); 2 at Btecha, Sea of Galilee, 17/Non (L. Kislev); 10 near Hayogev, izrael valley, 22/Nov (A. Meyrose, O. Hatzofe, A. Ben David); 1 at K19 near Eilat, 23/Nov (J. Meyrav, S. Alterman, L. Ziv).

 White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 
White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator): around the Pigeon Island, Ma;agan Michael, 28/Nov (J. Meyrav et al.).

Cinereous Vulture (Aegyptius monachus): 1 west of Rahat, 20/Nov (R. Livne).

 Cinereous Vulture (Aegyptius monachus) 
Cinereous Vulture Aegyptius monachus

Saker (Falco cherrung): 1 adult at Urim fields.

 Saker (Falco cherrung) 
Saker Falco cherrung

Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis): An adult female above wadi K'fira just below Nataf in the Judean hills, 18/Nov (D. Gelbart); 1 at En Qeden, Mt. Carmel, 23/Nov (U. Moran).

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo): 1 at Nir HaEmek, 24/Nov (A. Ben-dov).

 Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo

Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius): 2 at Sde Elyahu fields, Bet-Shean valley, 16/Nov (A. Rinot); 1 at Latrun fields, 18/Nov (G. Friedman); 3 at Bet Shean valley, 22/Nov (A. Meyrose, O. Hatzofe, A. Ben David).

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): 174 at urim fields in the western Negev, 30/Nov (R. Livne et al.).

 Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) 
Dotterel Charadrius morinellus

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limoza lapponica): 1 at Atlit saltpans, 30/Nov (Y. Dax).

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 still present at Acre shore (S. Haham).

Kittiwake (Rissa trydactyla): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 15/Nov onwards (N. Weiss et al.); 1 at the Hula valley, 29/Nov (J. Meyrav et al.). The first inland record in Israel.

 Kittiwake (Rissa trydactyla) 
Kittiwake Rissa trydactyla

Striated Scops Owl (Otus brucei): 1 at Wadi Ketura, 06/Nov onmwards (E. Albegger) .

&nbs p;Striated Scops Owl (Otus brucei) 
Striated Scops Owl Otus brucei

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula): several at Yotvata fields (N. Weiss et al.).

 Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula) 
Oriental Skylark Alauda gulgula

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens): 1-2 at Samar fields, 24/Nov onwards (J. Meyrav, N. Weiss, A. Ben Dov et al.); 1 at Yotvata, 29/Nov (N. Weiss, M, Koss).

 Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens) 
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens

Eye-browed Thrush (Turdus obscurus): a 1cy bird trapped and ringed at the Jerusalem Bird observatory, 04-06/Nov (S. Agmon et al.). The second record for Israel.

 Eye-browed Thrush (Turdus obscurus) 
Eye-browed Thrush Turdus obscurus

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka): 1 Neot S'madar fields, 03/Nov (A. Ben-dov, R. Livne).

 Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka) 
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): 1 at Ma'agan Michael field school, 24/11 (A. Meyrose et al.).

Wood Warbler (Phyloscopus sibilatrix): 1 at Kalia, north Dead Sea, 23/Nov (D. Gelbart). The latest Autumn record.

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phyloscopus inornatus): 2 at Neot Smadar, 04/Nov onwards (N. Weiss, O. Horine et al.); 1 at IBRC Eilat, 08/Nov (N. Weiss); 1 at Holland park, Eilat, 17/Nov (M. Koss, R. Shaish); 1 ringed at Ein Afek park, 22/Nov (I. Shimshon et al.).

 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phyloscopus inornatus) 
Yellow-browed Warbler Phyloscopus inornatus

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phyloscopus humeii): 1 at Neot Smadar, 16/Nov onwards (N. Weiss et al.).

Hume's/YB Warbler (Phyloscopus humeii/inornatus): 1 at Sacher Garden, Jerusalem, 05/Nov (S. Agmon).

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor pallidirostris): 1 still present at Yotvata, 13/Nov (N. Weiss).

Pale Rock Sparrow
(Petronia brachydactyla) Central Negev, May.06

Greater Short-toed Lark
(Calandrella brachydactyla) Eilat, Apr.06

(Serinus serinus) Hula, Feb.05
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