Just got back from a week in Israel. We saw 172 species, with 15 lifers. The company was great, Sue being the only female in a group of 16. It was hard going at times, especially the climb up to see Sinai Rosefinch and it was a lot hotter than expected. It has to be said that the birds were quite often at a distance. Sue's theory is that as there is little cover in the desert, the birds see you coming before you see them. These are some of the birds we saw and over the weekend we will try to post other non-avian images.