Last days I worked at JBO and Tzor'a Ringing Station and ringed at last a few true migrants. The first Eastern Orphean Warbler for the season - an adult female. First Whitethroats, most females, but all very interesting regarding ageing; Blackcaps, first Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Warbler - I missed them for about four months.
|Whitethroat - female|
The wintering White Wagtails and Reed Bunting have become so beautiful by now; makes me wonder: why leave us when they are so beautiful, and return (in autumn) when they look so dull!?
This 2cy male Reed Bunting I ringed in November 2011 didn't look so attractive back then; I wish I could persuade it to stay and breed in Israel - so beautiful.
|Reed Bunting - 2cy male|
|White Wagtail - male|
Overhead migration included hundreds of Cranes and White Storks.
|Greenfinch - adult female|