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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.

Desert Finch
(Rhodospiza obsoleta) Ein Ovdat, Jun.04

Cinereous Bunting
(Emberiza cineracea) Lotan, Mar.06

Striated Scops Owl
(Otus brucei) Wadi Ketura, Dec.05
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