Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring migration overhead!

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Walking back to town from a desert hike this afternoon I heard the faint tell-tale squawking high in the sky.
Yes! a huge flock of migrating birds! 
Click two separate times and see them a little better. 

The formation turned a few degrees and headed due north in the direction of Hebron and Jerusalem, and then maybe to a rest stop in the Hula Valley.
I watched long minutes until they flew out of sight. 
It was so exciting!   
I longed to join them and fly to Europe.

Twice a year 500 million  waterfowl, birds of prey, and song birds from 400 species fly over Israel on their great migration between Africa and Europe.
They have learned to feel safe over and in our nature-loving country. 

Ah, to be a bird and see the world . . . .
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Linking to Camera Critters meme.
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13 comments:

VP said...

So many hunters are just waiting for this...

Dina said...

VP, yes, some people in the neighboring countries can't resist shooting hundreds of these birds.

Linda said...

Great capture, Dina.

Spiderdama said...

Jepp, so beautiful! I am waiting for them! I'm a bit nerd in that, so I always waiting to get pictures of some new migratory birds.

William Kendall said...

I really like that pattern they make.

Karl Demetz said...

And we are waiting for them!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The flock made an amazing pattern. Yes, to see the world from their point of view would be something else.
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Nadege said...

There is nothing like nature and I am so glad Israel loves it so much.

i beati said...

interesting design

Birdman said...

Over our house, fall is the active season. Every evening the V is flying.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bird migration has always fascinated me Dina.. Especially the smaller birds like sparrows, how do they fly such long distances over oceans, amazing!

Pat said...

I love to hear and see those flocks pass overhead. That's an interesting formation.

Kay said...

It must be so much fun to look up and see the traveling birds.