With the Shavuot holiday blending into the weekend and little happening around Eilat, it was a good time to call for a family picnic at Lake Yerucham….no connection to the Pink-backed Pelican that Tuvia and Eran found there of course…. . By chance we had our picnic lunch just 50 metres away from the very obliging little Pelican. We also had a Purple Swamphen wandering around along with some Black-bellied Sandgrouse passing over, the regular locals, Ibex coming in to drink and fishermen keeping the daughter happy. Very enjoyable day there and we picked up a couple of Griffon Vultures, an Egyptian Vulture, Ravens, Short-toed Eagle and Alpine Swift on the road home. Around Eilat North Beach still has the occasional skua, Sooty Shearwater, Lesser Crested Tern and growing numbers of White-cheeked Terns. The Rails are still at the park but still no sign of chicks, tiny numbers of late migrants, 46 Black Storks at KM20 and a White Stork at Yotvata…have a great week!