I've started this morning (not too early), driving around the Arava en-route to a meeting in Lotan.
4-5 Long-eared Owls were a great surprise. Despite being a regular winter bird in the Arava, it is always a great feeling to bump into a more surprised face than yours (I presume they feel the same though...)
With the wind of change I decided to check again Yotveta fields as well as some less commonly visited fields north of Yotveta.
In Yotveta, the only worth mention birds were a Black Stork and this Desert Wheatear, but Shachar report of two Richard's Pipit as well.
Grofit was quite empty except for a single Spectacled Warbler in a dry wadi and this nice Mourning Wheatear
hope for a great year to come,