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September 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.
Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus): 1 hunting around Eilat's bird sanctuary, 29/Sep (N. Weiss et al.), representing the 11th record for Israel..

 Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus) 
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo): 1 over Afula and 1 over Merhavia, 26/Sep (migration survey crew members); 1 on migration with Common Cranes over Vardon, 30/Sep (R. Shaish).

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): 1 at Ma'agan Michael on mid September.

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus): 1 at Hazeva sewage, 11/Sep (S. Shwartz); 1 at Tirat Tzvi sewage, 20/Sep (L. Ziv et al.); 2 at Mitzpe Ramon sewage, 27/Sep (A. Ben Dov, R. Livne).

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereous): 1 Kfar Masarik fishponds, 02/Sep (A. Ben Dov).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limosa lapponica): 1 at En Hamifratz fishponds, 19/Sep (R. Segali et al.); 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 25/Sep onwards (C. Rozen et al.).

Red Knot (Calidris canutus): 1 at En HaMifratz, 06/Sep (I. Shimshon); 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 30/Sep (A. Mayrose et al.).

 Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 
Red Knot Calidris canutus

Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 30/Sep (C. Rozen et al.), representing the 9th record for Israel.

 Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotus) 
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotus

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 24/Sep (B. Granit); 1 at Nahsholim fishponds, 27/Sep.

Black Tern (Chlydonias niger): 1 at Rishon Leztion lake (near the "Superland"), 22/Sep (Y. Perlman); 1 at Ma'agan Michael fishponds, 24/Sep (B. Granit); 1 at Nahsholim fishponds, 27/Sep; 3 at km 20 saltpans, 27/Sep (S. Alterman).

Cyprus Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca): 1 at Jaffa port, 18/Sep (A. Cohen).

Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus): 1 at Elifaz palms, 22/Sep (N. Weiss).

Night Heron
(Nycticorax nycticorax) Ma'agan Michael, Aug.04

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

(Saxicola torquata) Negev, Oct.05
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