For this day we discussed certain species we wanted to catch for my birthday, but none of these wishes were fullfilled, maybe I will get an after-birthday species! No new species for me were ringed but we had another amazing day with many birds around. We had Scops Owl, two Cyprus Warblers, 14 Cretzchsmar's Buntings, Little Crake and Blackcaps were the main bulk species of today with 93 ringed. The day's total was 254 new and 53 recaps. Steppe Buzzard migration picked up with a few thousands passing by over Eilat mountains today and over a thousand over the IBRCE.
In the afternoon the Northern Date Palm plantations were visited with Cyprus Wheatear and loads of other cool birds around being observed. We weren't able to relocate the reported Olive-backed Pipit but we did find several Tree Pipits with one having a call really similar to Olive-backed, but this bird turned out to be just a Tree Pipit. I might post pictures of this bird later. At the North Beach we saw the two Brown Boobies and the usual (nothing) stuff there.
In the evening we went to Eilat and ate some nice shoarma, and afterwards, Yotam, Christian, Roni and I went to Pinilek/ Pickilecks, Pinicilli's or whatever you want to call it to have some of the best icecreams here in Eilat. Too bad that the hot girl was not behind the bar...
Whoooooo are you???
Don't think the bird posed like this all the time, I managed to get one shot before the bird continued enjoying pinching my fingers!
This first summer Cyprus Wheatear was a really 'posy' individual and allowed me to come really close.
It's good to know we're being protected all the time, even while bird watching at the North Beach!