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January 2006

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.
 Yelkouan Shearwater (Puffinus yelkouan) 
Yelkouan Shearwater
 Acre waters, 16-JAN

Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster): 1 off HaSharon shore, 27/Jan (Y. Dax et al.), second report from the Med. sea.

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus): 1 adult at Shlomi reservoir, western Galilee, the 29th (R. Segali, G. Segali).

Greylag Goose (Anser anser rubrirostris): 2 still present at Gesher fishponds on the 20th (D. Porat).

White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala): 3 at Be'er Sheva sewage ponds, 07/Jan (I. Tsurim), third record for the area.

Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator): 1 female type at Dor/Nah’sholim shore reserve, 17/Jan onwards (N. Weiss et al).

 Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 
Red-breasted Merganser
 Nahsholim shore, 22-JAN 

Goshawk (Accipiter gentillis): 1 near Ada canyon, Wadi Paran, 09/Jan (S. Shwarts).

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): 2 at Yeruham lake, 31/Jan (R. Livne).

 Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio) 
Purple Gallinule
 Yeruham lake, 31-JAN 

Little Bustard (Tetrax tetrax): 1 at the Hula reflooded area, 21/Jan (Y. Perlman, N. Israeli).

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): 3, Bet HaShitta fields, Harod valley, 20/Jan (O. Lotan).

Knot (Calidris canutus): 1 still present at Acre north beach, 30/Jan (B. Granit, T. Landsberger).

Bar-tailed Godwit (Limoza lapponica): 1 at Atlit saltpans, 21/Jan (Y. Dax et al).

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 1st winter, Hula reflooded area, 07/Jan (B. Granit); 1 2nd winter, Acre shore, 19/Jan onwards (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, E. Banker et al).

Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocaphalus): 1 1st winter, Acre shore, 19-20/Jan (R. Mizrachi, R. Livne, E. Banker et al).

 Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocaphalus) 
Mediterranean Gull
 Acre shore, 19-JAN 

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 adult at Tmarim beach, Acre shore, 14-30/Jan at least (G. Segali, M. Tap et al), 8th record for Israel.

 Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 
Great Black-backed Gull
 Acre shore, 15-JAN 

Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla): 1 1st winter, Eilat's north neach, 28/Jan (N. Weiss), first seen on December.

African Collared Dove (Streptopelia roseogrisea): a Dove showing characteristics of this species was observed at K19 area, Arava, 28/Jan (N. Weiss).

Temminck's Horned Lark (Eremophila bilopha): 5 at the Meishar area, road 40, 13/Jan (J. Meyrav).

Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cincturus): 14 at the Meishar area, road 40, 13/Jan (J. Meyrav).

 Bar-tailed Lark (Ammomanes cincturus) 
Bar-tailed Lark
 HaMeyshar, 20-JAN 

Hoopoe Lark (Alaemon alaudipes): 1 south to Yotvata, 02/Jan (A. Balaban), seen again on the 28th (N. Weiss).

Buff-bellied Pipit (Anthus rubescens): 1 at Yotvata’s circular field, 27/Jan (N. Weiss).

Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus): 4, Wadi Rosh Pinna, 04/Jan (T. Landsberger), present since December.

 Red-fronted Serin (Serinus pussilus) 
Red-fronted Serin Serinus pussilus
 Rosh-Pinna, 04-JAN 

(Luscinia svecica) Samar, Oct.05

White Wagtail
(Motacilla alba) Yotvata, Feb.05

(Carduelis chloris) Hula valley, Feb.05
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