Photographer's Note

Among the many migrating birds through the Afro-Syrian-Rift there are storks, but they cross the valley much earlier through autumn.
On this picture I show single stork that was probably left behind for some reason, we did not see any other storks on that day.

Technicals: RAW, F8.0, ISO100.
The approx. spot in the reservation was at 33.108, 35.60 on the map.


Interesting reading from the reservation web-site:

The Hula-lake Ornithology (Bird Watching) and Nature Park, is situated in the heart of the Hula Valley. The valley bordered by mountain ranges, to east the Golan Heights and to the west the Naphtali Range, is critically located in the center of the Afro-Syrian Rift and one of the most significant bird migration routes in the world. During every migration seasons (fall and spring), over 500 million birds from more than 400 species migrate in the skies above along this route. Thousands remain at the Agamon during the winter, and other choose to nest here during the spring and summer.
In the area of the Agamon Hula a unique eco-system of regional and international importance has developed. The park is a highly significant and prominent center for eco-tourism in Israel and throughout the world, and a model for cooperation between nature, tourism and agriculture.

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