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Recently rehabilitated into a natural-reserve, this is the view of a relatively small fishes-pond that in the turn of the 20th century was a wide swamps area.
Served as a fishes-pond for several decades, when abandoned, neglected due to industry-disadvantage, the local authorities decided upon a major development.

A half-day car trip to the region, some 45km from home, located in the Khefer-valley department in the Sharon area, mid coastal-plains in Israel, along the tributary of the Alexander-river, east of Netanya,
32.3735, 34.937 on the map.
The place was inaugurated late March 2017, and works still going on.
We saw several bird species, a Cormorant and a Kestrel, Siksak ("Vanellus spinos"), butterflies, heard some frogs and learnt there are turtles, swamp-cats and snakes, well hidden within the thick vegetation. The wooden hut is for bird’s observation through its small windows.

Added one WS. A RAW converted into JPEG, cropped a bit from the top, F6.3, exp.1/800, ISO100.

Ike

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