It is a relief about Fridays as I am sat on my arse in a firing zone surrounded by Thick-billed Larks. Steve - many many thanks.
Probably best to raise your arms and surrender
Excellent news, HaMeisher is pretty much the only place for them this winter.
We did! They are mean looking:-
All the best
the Thick-billed Larks were approximately at this position 30.423047, 34.924137. Usually park by the monument along Route 40 and walk out. Great Lark and Wheatear location
Always got the impression that ceased years ago Andy.
Same as KM19 which seems to have become way less reliable.
Think Lich Sandgrouse are difficult birds now sadly.
The Eilat pumping station Litchensteins Sandgrouse ceased to be by the late 90s.
The Km19 Sewage Pond still attracts birds in the evenings but there is very little open space along the embankment for birds to come down now, only about 15-20 feet either side of the sluice. Perhaps someone from the IBRCE could clear some of the reeds to allow birds to return. If birders visit now they would have sit right above where any birds might come in to drink and I suspect they wouldn’t stay long in that case.
Some Litchensteins get seen in the evening overflying the IBRCE at dusk whilst if one is lucky finding birds during the day in Holland Park.
They are around but discovering a new site might mean staying till after dark at the various wet areas to see if any appear.
We have also spend a whole day looking for the stupid starlings because no other source mentioned where exactly they are seen, so this is a very valuable piece of information. Always makes me wanna go back and try again, just for closure