Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Constant ringing site: Nativ Halamed Hei

On 13/9 I joined Ron Haran at his ringing site - Nativ Halamed Hei. This is the nearest constant ringing site to my main ringing area, Tzor'a Valley. Ron has been ringing at Nativ Halamed Hei for about three years, mostly during migration. This site has produced some very good results, notably many interesting species (such as Israel's 4th Green Warbler last year) and many foreign controls. In addition, the close proximity to my ringing site (10 km) has produced a few interesting short-distance controls during the last three years that included 9 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Reed Warblers, 1 Barn Swallow, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chaffinch. These recaptures provide interesting information about the short-distance movements of these species.

This evening session produced 40 birds, including mainly Yellow Wagtails, Willow, Savi's and Reed Warblers and 2 nice Snipe.


Ron Haran