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The numbers of migrating birds decrease day by day and the end of the spring count is near. Seawatching produced a good day of migrating Arctic Skuas together with Common Terns. Two exhausted Arctic Skuas rested along the beach. One of them was already dying, so I checked the beach the next day for more birds, when I found eight (!) dead along the shore.
|Arctic Skua on the beach|
|Still alive - An Arctic Skua chasing a Sandwich Tern|
Raptor migration still continues along the foothills with 700 Steppe Buzzards and 35 Steppe Eagles on one day. Only a few Honey Buzzards occured so far.
|Large flock of migrating Steppe Buzzards|
|Nice surprise - Demoiselle Cranes on migration|
|Distant view of Besh Barmag|
|Poisonous Levant Viper|
|After two killed Levant Vipers I was glad to find this one alive|
|Sheltopusiks are widespread and common in the foothills|
|Green Warbler in the bushes|
|Several Rufous Bush Robins sing in the bushes|
|A Cuckoo with its prey|