A few days ago I wrote about the recent fire in part of our town's eucalyptus grove down in the wadi.
Well, it turns out that the black ash on the ground helps in camouflage!
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Can you find at least 13 partridges in the first picture?!
Here is a shot from last spring, when green leaves and flowers were still to be seen after the rainy season.
Whenever I startled these funny birds in the Jerusalem Hills, they would
always run and hide or run fast and take to the air.
Here in friendly Meitar in the Negev, wild animals are laid back and calm, as if they know from experience that no one will hurt them.
More about the hogla ( Hebrew for partridge) at my post on Deir Hajleh [literally, in Arabic, the monastery of the partridge].
Linking to Camera Critters.