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Old Saturday 10th March 2012, 10:47   #1
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Eilat 1st-8th March

Had a pleasant week in Eilat. 166 species, 36 lifers. Some higlights for me were many Rueppel's and Cyprus Warblers, Thick-billed and Horned Larks and Yellow-headed Bunting.

First two parts of trip report in my blog;

Eilat 1st-2nd March - White-tailed Plover, Med Gull, Barbary Falcon etc.

3rd March Yotvata and Eilat - Pied Wagtail, Kittiwake, RIchard's Pipits etc.

Rest of the trip soon in my blog.
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Old Sunday 11th March 2012, 21:54   #2
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Part 3 - Crested Honey Buzzard, Cinereous Bunting etc.

http://himopointsaaja.blogspot.com/2012/03/43-eilat.html
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Part 4 - From Ovda desert to Eilat; Thick-billed and Temminck's Larks were the higlights of the day.

http://himopointsaaja.blogspot.com/2...ert-eilat.html
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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 17:02   #4
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Good read Makpe, full of great memories. TB Larks are simply one of the best birds ever...and have to be the best of all larks!
Also, your second link in your first post links to the same page as the first
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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 17:26   #5
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Good read Makpe, full of great memories. TB Larks are simply one of the best birds ever...and have to be the best of all larks!
Also, your second link in your first post links to the same page as the first
I loved both T-b and Temminck's Larks - such a great birds! We saw a lot more than we excepted but i still started to plan next israeli trip immediately :) Probably next April if not already next autumn.

You should check this out too, my friend Roni Väisänen is two months in IBRCE;

http://ronivaisanen.blogspot.com/


For some reason i can't edit the link in the first post, but here's a proper one;

http://himopointsaaja.blogspot.com/2012/03/33-yotvata-eilat.html
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Old Monday 12th March 2012, 18:09   #6
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That's better!
Re the mammal - hard to tell as I can't blow it up anymore, but looks like a jackal to me.
Roni's blog is cool too....wish we'd see Sinai Rosies at Amram's Pillars!
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Old Tuesday 13th March 2012, 14:39   #7
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[quote=birdboybowley;2387806]
Re the mammal - hard to tell as I can't blow it up anymore, but looks like a jackal to me.
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Agree, looks like Golden Jackal. Nice trip report by the way.
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Thanks for the mammal, others have come to same conclusion; Golden Jackal.

Here's part 5 with Sinai Rosefinches - very easy from Amrams Pillars

http://himopointsaaja.blogspot.com/2012/03/63-eilat.html
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Part 6

Eilat 7th March; Namaque Dove etc.

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Here's part 5 with Sinai Rosefinches - very easy from Amrams Pillars
Now that's just mean!! Quite amazing how there were none there last year at all!
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Makpe - how do you get yr site and Eilat trip info up in English? Cannot seem to find an icon to click on and would like to read it.....

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