I was a little too hasty in putting the post online, so I am including some other things that I saw.
First of all, we saw two female Caspian Plovers land briefly just over the border in Jordan when we were looking for the Hoopoe Lark at Yotvata. I was surprised that they came like that. They landed just like all the Caspian Plovers land, braking mid-air before setting down. There were no obvious features that would make them male Caspian Plovers, and had all the shading features of the female. I could train my scope on them, but was not able to get a picture for the simple reason that my camera was safely at home!!! I therefore could not photograph the Honey Buzzard migration either.
Today I made a short excursion to Yotvata to see whether the Caspian Plovers would be in the field we always see them, but no luck. I did go to the Yotvata sewage ponds to see what was going on there. There were at least 25 Cattle Egrets there, 5 Little Egrets, at least five Squacco Herons, a juvenile Night Heron, well over 30 Yellow Wagtails and one Purple Heron. Above the pond, on top of the Acacia tree west of the ponds was a stunning Long-legged Buzzard. Here is the picture…