Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) , adult male. Wonderful male!
Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
After ringing we headed to the datepalms to look for the Olive-backed Pipit that has been avioding us for quite a while now. It didn't take long before Roni found an Olive-backed Pipit! A life bird! The bird is moulting heavily so it is not a real beauty. Nevertheless an Israeli tick.
Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni), ugly bird!
Balkan Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis), lots of them around in the Date Palms.
Quite a few Semi-collared Flycatchers (Fidecula semitorquata) around, showing well.
This individual was a bit odd looking, with very little white near the bill and no white on the median coverts. Tail pattern was good for Semi-collared Fly. Hybrid?
After this visit we went to the SPNI Field School south of Eilat, near the coral reef. A Yellow-browed Warbler has been lingering around here for a few days now. It didn't take us long to relocate the bird. So this is what a spring bird looks like! Ugly!
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)