I didn't really know what to expect, other than very good numbers of migrating raptors and passerines. The raptors were definately there, in good numbers, but we struggled a bit to find the right spot to observe the migration from, as they constantly changed their course with the shifting winds. Other birds were more accessible, and the highlight for me was to wander around in the patches of dry woodland, enjoying the masses of warblers passing through. The most common phylloscopus was the Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (furusanger), but the Willow Warblers were just starting to arrive as well. One of the most beautiful birds of the trip for me, was the male Rüppell's Warbler (svartstrupesanger), which was actually (at least for us) the third most common of the sylvia warblers, after the Lesser Whitethroat (møller) and the Blackcap (munk).
I managed to do some sketching, and I'll post a bit more in the near future. The sketches here were made in the field, but in some of them, I added the colour after returning to the Kibbutz. Painting with watercolours in 30 degrees is a bit of a challenge, as the paint dries really quick, and I couldn't sit for too long as I was part of a group of non-fieldsketchers!