My wife used her camera to capture these photos of what I believe to be Pelecanus onocrotalus flying over her school in Loueizeh/Jamhour (Baadba area), Lebanon. Neither of us have seen migrating pelicans before and to see large groups of large migrating birds this time of the year was quite odd. Normally eagles and storks are seen flying in such large groups as the seasons change.
See video here:
I am assuming they are P. onocrotalus rather than P. crispus, can this be verified by the photos we have posted?
Female, crossing the road
Small, 18" or so, not too feisty
Found hidden in a pile of construction debris. Appeared quite old and had several large (engorged) ticks on its body. Didn't open up so couldn't work on identifying the species very well. We evidently have two types of hedgehogs here in Lebanon, Southern White-breasted Hedgehog (Erinaceus concolor) and the Long-eared Hedgehog (Hemiechinus auritus). I am leaning towards Erinaceus concolor based on what I could see of body color.
Remained curled up in a ball and didn't show any other defensive signs (shaking, "sniffling", etc). Was moved to another location on site and offered water and a small tin of catfood.