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October 2006

Avner Cohen & 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.
Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 30/Oct (E. Dovrat).

White Stork (Ciconia ciconia): a bird ringed in Germany on 24/06/77 was observed at Ma'agan Michael fishponds on 26/Oct (A. Ben Dov).

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla): 1 in active migration over Vardon, near kiriat-Gat, 04\Oct (R. Shaish).

Tawny Eagle (Aquila rapax): a bird probably of this species was observed at Eilat's date plantaion, 30/Oct (E. Dovrat et al.).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica): 2 at Atlit saltpans, 30/Oct (S. Haham).

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 10/Oct (M. Craig).

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 1 off Eilat's north beach, 30/Oct (E. Dovrat).

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 10/Oct (M. Craig).

Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula): Up to 5 at Yotvata circular field, 25/Oct (M. Craig, J. Meirav et al.); 1 at Bahad 1 sewage, 19/Oct (B. Granit, A. Tsairi).

Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus): 1 seen near the students quarters of Sde-Boker college, 15/Oct (D. Burns); 1 near Mitzpe Ramon's sewage pools, 21/Oct (A. Ben-Dov, E. Dovrat, Rony Livne); 1 cought at Eilat's ringing station, 30/Oct (N. Weiss et al.).

 Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) 
Yellow-browed Warbler
 IBRC Eilat, 30-OCT 

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): A good season for this species, with about 25 birds noted at the Arava valley, Negev, Jerusalem area and even Dan region, peaking after Oct 19th.

 Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva) 
Red-breasted Flycatcher
 Mitzpe Ramon, 27-OCT 

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus): 1 adult at Atlit's saltpans, 27/Oct onwards (Y. Wasserlauf et al.); 1 adult, probably a returning bird, ringed at Tirat-Tzvi sewage, 18/Oct (K. Merom); 1 at Gesher fishponds, 26/Oct (D. Porat); 1 adult at Yahel's sewage, Arava valley, 28/Oct (T. Kahn).

 Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) 
Daurian Shrike
 Atlit saltpans, 27-OCT 

Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus): 1 caught and ringed at Eilat's ringing station, 03/Oct (N. Weiss et al.).

 Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) 
Common Rosefinch
 IBRC Eilat, 03-OCT 

Lesser Grey Shrike
(lanius minor) Bet-Shean valley, Oct.06

Little Egret
(Egretta garzetta)Tel-Baruch shore, Dec.05

Trumpeter Finch
(Bucanetes githagineus) Eilat area, Dec.05
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