Monday, 28 March 2011

back on the patch

I've just got back from a trip to the north where i managed a couple of days birding and a day ringing in the Agmon with my fellow compatriot Francis. After seeing my first little crake the previous day it was great to get one in the hand, anyway i digress from what i'm supposed to write about that is birds here in the desert. After a very brief afternoon session where i did some repairs and put up a new net, i got 5 birds including a third Crezschmars bunting and a Wryneck. this morning i was joined by Lenny for his penultimate session before his journey home to the US. Bird numbers were still on the low side for this time of year with just 16 birds, but there were some nice individuals in the total. A further wryneck and the Masked shrike Lenny had demanded the previous day being the pick of the bunch.


Masked shrike

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