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September 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.
Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea): A flock of 25 birds present since the 25th of Septembet at Hama'apil fish ponds (R. Ram et al.).
 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea) 
 Hefer valley, 25-SEP

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): probably the one seen in August was still present at Ma'agan Michael fishponds on the 27th (A. Taran et al.); 1 at En HaHoresh fishponds, present throughout the month (U. Biderman et al.).
 Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio) 
 Ma'agan Michael, 28-SEP

Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis): a lone male was present at En HaHoresh fishponds since 04/Sep, in the exact same pond were a pair was seen last Autumn (R. Ram et al.).
 Painted Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis) 
 En HaHoresh, 26-SEP 

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni): A flock of 180 birds migrating above the Soreq Valley, 14/Sep (E. Hadad).

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereous): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 25/Sep (Y. Dax et al.).

Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): A single very early bird at Bet HaShitta fields, 19/Sep (O. Lotan).
 Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) 
 Bet HaShitta, 19-SEP 

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus): 4 at Acre shore, 16/Sep (S. Haham).

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): An adult female at Acre shore, 30/Sep (S. Haham).
 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 
 Acre Shore, 30-Sep 

Lesser black-backed Gull (Larus f. graelsii): 1 at Acre shore, 30/Sep (S. Haham).
 Lesser black-backed Gull (Larus f. graellsii) 
 Acre Shore, 30-SEP 

White-cheeked Tern (Sterna repressa): 1 at Eilat's north Beach, 23/Sep onwards (N. Weiss).

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger): 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 26/SEP (Y. Perlman); 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 25/Sep (Y. Dax et al.).

Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina): 1 at Eilat, 15/Sep (N. Weiss et al.); 1 at the Jerusalem bird observatory, 26/Sep (S. Agmon et al.).

Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris): 1 near Bet Hashita, Harod valley, 30/Sep (O. Lotan).
 Steppe Shrike (Lanius pallidirostris) 
 Bet Hashitta, 30-SEP 

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): 1 at Mesillat Tsion, near Jerusalem, 20/Sep (Y. Perlman); 1 at Eilat's ringing station (IBRCE), 26/Sep (N. Weiss et al.).

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus): 1 at the Hula reserve, 22/Sep (I. Shani et al.).

Pale Rock Sparrows (Carpospiza brachydactyla): 2 at Elifaz's date plantation, southern Arava, 02/Sep (N. Weiss).

Black-crowned Finch-lark
(Eremoprerix nigriceps) Eilat, Apr.06

(Phoenicopterus ruber) Eilat, Jun.04

(Cercomela melanura) Sde Boqer, May.04
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