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Lunch time for birds at Hula Valley

During long flight, cranes make stopover at popular Israeli site.


April 7, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
A picture shows gray cranes flocking over a tractor dispersing food at the Agamon Hula Lake in the Hula Valley in northern Israel.A picture shows gray cranes flocking over a tractor dispersing food at the Agamon Hula Lake in the Hula Valley in northern Israel.Photo: Meaghan O'Neill / Flickr
April 7, 2015 | Latest Photo

A picture shows gray cranes flocking around a tractor dispersing food at the Agamon Hula Lake in the Hula Valley in northern Israel. The Hula Lake is a stopover for cranes migrating from Finland to Ethiopia. Farmers often put out food for the birds to prevent them from eating their crops. The cranes have learned that the tractor noise means food is forthcoming.

The Hula Valley is an avian paradise, as the scenic nature reserve hosts hundreds of millions of birds each season and is thus a major birdwatching site.

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