Weekly English Update: This week decidely unpleasant with a persistent strong northerly wind, dusty, hazy and a steady 43C. Fortunately by the weekend the skies had cleared, the wind was light with a nice southerly breeze Friday evening and the temperature dropped to a more manageable 42.9C. Even the seabirds had disappeared off but by this evening quite a few had returned, 5 Bridled Terns turned up, 3 Lesser Crested Terns and good numbers of White-cheeked Terns. At the park the news was even better as I got a quick look at a young Rail who dropped in on the head of one of the adult birds. There were also two Rails calling in the first hide while the adult birds were on the far side of the lake. Now we just need some pictures. The Little Bittern juveniles are also out and about as are the Eastern Olivaceous Warblers and the Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters have also youngsters out around Kibbutz Grofit. All in all a good year for birds that rarely breed here. KM20 is back in business with a good number and variety of waders, terns etc. There was a Curlew, Gull-billed, Whiskered, Common, Little and Caspian Terns, Ruffs, Common Sandpipers, Green and Marsh Sandpipers, Redshanks and Greenshanks, Little Ringed, Ringed and Kentish Plovers and two very young Hoopoe Larks looking very shabby. One of them tried his hand as a wader running in the salt water and flew across the water then . KM19 is also getting new birds with more Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills, Ducks and the Barn Swallows and Pale Crag Martins are back after a short absence. Have a good week!