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Monthly Summaries

June 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea): up to 20 birds observed in the Israeli Med. sea, 10/Jun (A. Scheinin).

 Cory's Shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) 
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea

Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus): at least 1 observed in the Israeli Med. sea, 10/Jun (A. Scheinin).

 Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) 
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus

Gargeny (Anas querquedula): a family with 12 chicks was observed in the Hula Agmon, 01/Jun (I. Shanni).This is the 3rd breeding record in Israel and the 1st in the north.

Crested Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus): 1 male over El-foran, Golan Heights, 13/Jun (N. Yarkoni). Latest bird on record.

Red Knot (Calidris canutus): 1 in full breeding plumage at Eilat's southern saltpans, 06/Jun (N. Weiss).

 Red Knot (Calidris canutus) 
Red Knot Calidris canutus
 Eilat, 06-JUN 

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): 4 at Eilat's southern saltpans, 07/Jun (Z. Ofer).

Hume's Tawny Owl (Strix butleri): Birds seen at four different locations in the southern Arava (N. Weiss).

 Hume's Tawny Owl (Strix butleri) 
Hume's Tawny Owl Strix butleri
 Southern Arava,  

Thick-billed Lark (Rhamphocoris clotbey): A pair observed at Biq'at Zin, Central Negev, 10/Jun (A. Tzabari, N. Tauber); 7 at Ramon crater on 21-22/Jun (O. Hatzofe et al.).

Dunn's Lark (Eremalauda dunni): 1 bird west of Tze'elim, 16/Jun (T. Kahan).

Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis): at least 2 families were still present at kehavot HaBashan fishponds in the Hula on the 7th, and 1 family on the 18th (I. Shanni et al.).

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): a Male caught and ringed at Jerusalem (S. Agmon). Latest spring migrant in record.

Northern Wheatear
(Oenanthe oenanthe) Sde Boqer, Apr.04

Mourning Wheatear
(Oenanthe lugens) Sde-boqer, Jul.04

(Phoenicopterus ruber) Eilat, Jun.04
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