Hi to all,
yesterday we got a report about a ringed bird from Israel which was caught at Heysham Bird Observatory NW of Liverpool on the 12th June 2011 (Thanks Yoav) http://heyshamobservatory.blogspot.com/2011/06/israeli-ringed-lesser-whitethroat.html
this bird was trapped and ringed at the IBRCE on 10.3.2009
most of the controls for Israeli marked birds are coming from Eastern Europe and Western Asia. but it is always nice to see other reports that also represent this very unique and strange circular migration pattern; birds which are coming from W Europe and migrate on the Central Flyway (via Italy) to West Africa during Autumn are then subject to the rainy pattern across Africa, move east across Africa only to return back to their breeding grounds along the Eastern Flyway (via Israel).