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Bean Goose (Anser fabalis), Eilat, 14/Mar/2007


On the morning of March 14th, James P. Smith observed a Bean Goose swimming off-shore Eilat's north beach. Unfortunately, the bird was startled by a boat, flew inland and was no where to be found, despite extensive searching.

On March 16th, the Goose was relocated grazing in a soccer field near Eilat's hotels. It later took-off and flew north-eastwards, crossing the Jordanian border and perhaps landing in Aqaba's sewage ponds.

This Bean Goose is the first to be recorded in Israel, though Shirihai metions a record from Sinai, October 82'.

The images below are courtesy of Jonathan Meyrav.

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