Thursday, April 30, 2015

Jordan Day 6 Rift Valley to the Dead Sea

Dead Sea Sparrow
Desert Lark gathering nest material
Eastern Imperial Eagle
Namaqua Dove(s)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jordan Day 5 Aqaba

Cretzschmar's Bunting, in the 'green space' allotment area near the beach front
Whitethroat presumed of an eastern race perhaps icterops. We saw several in the green area
House Crow
Laughing Dove
Little Stints at the sewage area
Slender-billed Gulls
There was a constant stream of migrating Steppe Buzzards (though few other raptors). Top pic shows the rather vulgar looking Israeli city of Eilat in the background
Tree Pipit
White-eyed Gull with a Slender-billed Gull (awful pic through van window, which was closed!)
This bird appears to have a damaged leg, unfortunately. Photographed at the sewage pools

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Jordan Day 4 Petra scenes

The road to Petra
Petra amphitheatre
Elephant-shaped rocks
Petra Treasury
The owner leading a camel. Only the camel toes remain...
Me at the high viewpoint where Tim Appleton and I ventured and the lazy rest of the gang drove back and moaned later when we were a tiny bit late for dinner...
Rogues at the Treasury