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October 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
Cinereous Vulture (Aegyptius monachus): 1 migrating over Kibbutz Revadim, 27/Oct (E. Hadad); 1 at Hai-bar Carmel, 31/Oct (I. Miller).

Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo): 1 juv. at the Hula valley, north of the reserve, 25/Oct onwards (R. Mizrachi et al.).

 Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo) 
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo

Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius): 2 at Tirat Tzvi fishponds, 27/Oct (I. Shanni et al.).

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 adult at Eilat's beach, 15/Oct (Survey crew).

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 at Acre shore, 10/Oct (S. Haham). Probably a returning bird.

Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientallis): 1 the Hula re-flooded are, 23-24/Oct (A. Balaban et al.).

 Oriental Turtle Dove (Streptopelia orientallis) 
Oriental Turtle Dove LStreptopelia orientallis

Pied Wheatear (Oenanthe pleschanka): 1 at Mitzpe Ramon, 25/Oct (S. Haham).

Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea): a female ringed at Eilat, 12/Oct (N. Weiss).

 Menetries's Warbler (Sylvia mystacea) 
Menetries's Warbler Sylvia mystacea

Hume's Leaf Warbler (Phyloscopus humeii): 1 at Lavi forest, near Golani junc., 31/Oct (Y. Perlman).

Daurian Shrike (Lanius isabellinus): 1 at Eilat, 01/Oct (N. Weiss); 3 around Bet Shean valley, early October (Survey crew).

Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor pallidirostris): 1 at Yotvata, 30/Oct (L. Kislev).

 Steppe Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor pallidirostris) 
Steppe Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor pallidirostris

European Roller
(Coracias garrulus)) Judean plain, Sep.05

(Numenius arquata) Acre shore, Sep.05

Striated Heron
(Butorides striatus) Eilat, Apr.05
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