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The Holiday Village and surrounding area on the other side of the road to this Kibbutz are very productive. It is situated at K50. The rocks to the left as the Kibbutz is approached from the south had a Short-toed Eagle perched when we arrived. After these cliffs, turn right at the petrol station, keep to the right, and park near the entrance to the holiday village. Entrance to the camp doesn't seem to be a problem, and there are usually plenty of migrants to be seen (eg. Nightingales, Wryneck and a Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler). The restaurant also serves up a decent buffet. The acacias to the south of the perimeter fence are supposed to be the best place in the area for Arabian Warbler, but we caught up with a female in the more open area to the north.

Wryneck

Bee-eater

Wryneck

Bee-eater

The Sewage Works are also a very productive site to visit. Follow the track round to the south from the car park and tale the second rough track after about 100m. Park near the fenced in sewage works (if you can't see them, follow your nose!). 4 of the 5 pools are within this fence, but a 5th is unfenced and more approachable. Passerines included good numbers of Dead Sea Sparrows, singing Rufous Bushchats, female Hooded Wheatear, Bluethroat, and Citrine Wagtail, and water birds Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, roosting Cattle Egrets and various Sandpipers.

Purple Heron

Cattle Egret

Purple Heron

Cattle Egrets

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