This was my first visit back to Israel since 1998 and it was as good to be back enjoying the climate and migration. My first trip was back in mid April 98 was timed to witness the mass migration of the Levant Sparrowhawks, this trip, timed for mass migration of Honey Buzzards. Eilat has "gone up" in terms of development, especially along the shoreline and the construction of a new international airport shows that things are on the change, as with every where else, however this was a great and enjoyable trip. Here is a small selection of some of the photos I took during this trip.
Collared Pratincoles performed well and allowed some real nice close views at times with a mx count of 27 together.
A single Black-winged Pratincole was present briefly on the K20 Salt pans.
3 Broad-billed Sandpipers showed well on the Salt Pans at K20 and so I was pleased with the views that these allowed.
1 of 3 Curlew Sandpipers present and again looking rather smart,
Little Stints were looking smart and were present each day.