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September 2007

Below is a summary featuring the most interesting observations from this month, based on reports from the ISRABIRDNET mailing list and other sources.
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla): 1 juv. over Alonim junction, 22/Sep (J. Meyrav).

Oriental Honey Buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus): several noted in migration over the northern valleys.

Purple Gallinule (Porphyrio porphyrio): 1 at Ma'ayan Zvi fishponds, 15/Sep (P. Geffen).

Black-winged Pratincole (Glareola nordmanni): ~400 over Nahalal junction, 30/Sep (B. Granit, A. Shoresh).

Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 1 on 03/Sep (S. Agmon); 1 at Acre northern beach, 29/Sep (S. Haham)

White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus): 1 at Na'an reservoir (near Ramla), 29-30/Sep (A. Bear).

 White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) 
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus): 2 early birds at Revivim fields, 30/Sep (J. Meyrav).

Terek Sandpiper (Xenus cinereus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 06/Sep (S. Agmon).

Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael, 24/Sep (S. Haham).

Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus): 1 at Ma'ayan Zvi, 23-24/Sep (A. Cohen, S. Haham).

Common Gull (Larus canus): 1 at Ma'agan Michael shore, 06/Sep (S. Agmon). Probably a returning individual.

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus): 1 1st winter bird at Ma'ayan Zvi shore, 24/Sep (S. Haham).

Audouin's Gull (Larus audouinii): 1 2nd year bird at Ma'agan Michael shore, 23/Aug (Y. Eshbol).

Egyptian Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius): 1 at Yotvata fields on 23/Sep, along with a European Nightjar (N. Weiss).

Black Tern (Chlidonias niger): A relatively good season with up to 15 sighted across the country, from Eilat in the south to the Kinneret in the north.

Red-breasted Flycatcher (Ficedula parva): 3 at Bahad 1 sewage, 21/Sep (Y. Perlman).

Daurian Shrike(Lanius isabellinus): 1 at Tirat Zvi, Bet She'an valley, 26/Sep (T. Kahn et al.).

(Saxicola torquata) Negev, Oct.05

Crested Lark
(Galerida cristata) Yotvata, Apr.05

(Arenaria interpres) Ma'agan Michael, Jul.05
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