Sunday, 19 December 2010

1,046 WHITE-HEADED DUCKS wintering on one reservoir in ISRAEL

Lior Kislev and myself had a few minutes this morning to spend, and went to check Kfar Baruch reservoir (north west of Afula). The numbers of wintering wildfowl there was amazing with many hundreds of Shovelers, Pochards, Tufted ducks and WHITE-HEADED DUCKS.

We only had a few minutes to scan the reservoir so decided to accurately assess the WHITE-HEADED DUCK numbers and were staggered to find a total of 1,046 birds present. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to check The Tishlovet reservoirs (3km away) but there may well be many more there. (Shai Agmon)

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