Thursday, 12 August 2010

Sylvia Warblers in Jerusalem

This morning I was ringing at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO). August is a good month for migrants Sylvia warblers in Jerusalem. They feed on the Pistachio and Blackthorn fruit that are abundant now in the Mediterranean scrub. We ringed about 40 birds, most of them Lesser Whitethroats and Eastern Orphean Warblers.

Lesser Whitethroat