Thursday, March 10, 2016

The great migration, overhead!

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Hearing the distinctive muffled distant bird-noise, I ran out of the house.
There they were--so many birds, stretched out in long lines!
The lens wasn't even wide enough to catch them all.
This happened on both Tuesday and Wednesday, just after 4:00 pm.


--  Click the photos a few times to see the big wingspans.

Maybe they are storks? 
The formation was flying north/northeast in the direction of Hebron and Jerusalem, and then maybe to a rest stop in Israel's northern Hula Valley.

Twice a year, spring and autumn, 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. 
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(Linking to SkyWatch Friday and Camera Critters.)
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17 comments:

Come Away With Me said...

What a thrilling sight!

Dina said...

Come Away With Me, yes, thrilling indeed! I always wonder why the birds honk or squawk as they fly. I feel they are calling "Come away with us!" I would love to join them!

William Kendall said...

Quite a sight to see!

Cloudia said...

I feel so blessed to see -even in pictures!

joanna uk said...

amazing to see that long, long column of birds. What a moment to capture

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a spectacular sight!

Petrea Burchard said...

Wonderful pictures, how exciting to see these birds as they fly. Sometimes we get geese here, not quite that high. They make a distinct sound.

Kay said...

Oh my! This is something I don't see much of in Hawaii. I loved watching them in Illinois.

Karl Demetz said...

Wow Dina, what a sight ! Perfect timing !

joo said...

Lovely photos, Dina!
Happy weekend to you:)

Don said...

Well captured Dina And thank you for sharing them with the rest of the world, I love to see nature in all of its forms.#
Don

cieldequimper said...

Wow, that's a lot! I rarely see so many!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bird migration has always fascinated me Dina, especially when it involves small birds flying over huge expanses of ocean, how is it even possible! By the way I would have enjoyed some of your chicken soup :)

VP said...

So many... Impressive!

Tony McGurk said...

Great capture. We get flocks of seagulls, cockatoos & galahs often fly over but by the time I get my camera they're gone. I think I need to keep our Point & Shoot camera in my pocket when I'm out in the yard.

sandyland said...

quite a formation

Alice said...

Beautiful !!!!