Migratory Soaring Birds Seen Over Amman

As I was driving along airport road yesterday, I noticed a swarm of birds, possibly the largest I’ve ever seen in Jordan, swooping by. They seemed to be moving as quickly as I was. I don’t know what specific birds they were, but I simply refer to them as “soaring birds”, because that’s essentially what they do. There must have been hundreds but I managed to take an unsteady shot with my cell phone as they swept by. I thought I’d read about it in the papers today but alas. Now the picture doesn’t do the scene justice, but one thing’s for sure: migratory season in Jordan has begun. If there are any bird-aficionados out there…


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