Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The blur that was early November

Hi all, as you can probably gather I have been away. I have been birding Israel with a few of the Tame Valley’s regulars. We were based in the Eilat and Dead Sea area with a number of really good birds – the rarest of which arguably was a Yellowhammer!

Although the hotel in Eilat resembled a Bail Hostel, the main disappointment was that Eilat seems to have changed out of all recognition and is extremely expensive now. £6 a pint was enough to ensure that I didn’t wake up with a sore head very often.

While I have been away there has been a Red-breasted Merganser on the reservoir which Dave Hutton has kindly provided a photograph of (thanks Dave). There was also a Little Gull in the roost one night. I should be able to get back into the swing of things soon and will reverse the lack of posts.

Red-breasted Merganser – Dave Hutton

1 comment:

John Judge said...

While you were away there was a post on Warwickbirds about a birder whose tyre had been punctured with a knife in the car park along with another cars tyre.