Saturday, 30 April 2016

Bush robin ManningRufous Bush-robin, Alykes Wetlands sheepfields © Paul Manning

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

Petrol Stations – Easter holiday opening
Sunday – the one in north Kalloni on the Petra road past the school
Monday – BP on the Mytilini road on east side of Kalloni
Tuesday – EKO on Mytilini road east of Kalloni just before the Tsiknias River road bridge

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

UK change over day so very few records sent to me and in the logs this evening.

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2
Little Bittern 2

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Honey-buzzard 2
PALLID HARRIER 2CY male
Montagu’s Harrier male
Red-footed Falcon 51
Gull-billed Tern 7
Whiskered Tern 7
White-winged Tern 1
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Lotzaria
Purple Heron 1
Montagu’s Harrier male & fem
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Goshawk 1
Red-footed Falcon 3
Ortolan Bunting 1

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 14
Squacoo Heron 1
Little bittern 3
Purple Heron 1
Rufous Bush-robin 2

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 2
Little Crake 1

Alikoudi Pool
Temminck’s Stint 3

Polichnitos Saltpans
Black-tailed Godwit 1

Nr Skamnioudi
Olive-tree Warbler 6

Skala Kallonis
Common Cuckoo 1
Golden Oriole 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

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For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Friday, 29 April 2016

Temmincks SPDTemminck’s Stint, Almyropotamos River (Lisvori) © Steve P. Dudley

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

Perasma
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 2 beyond reservoir
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Ipsilou
LEVANT SPARROWHAWK male

Faneromeni
Little Bittern 1
LEVANT SPARROWHAWK male
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Tsiknias River
Great Crested Grebe 1
Great Bittern 1
Night-heron 1
Little Bittern 2
Squacco Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 reported halfway between ford and river mouth
Little Crake 1
Montagu’s Harrier male
Red-footed Falcon 2
Curlew 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Kalloni Saltpans
Spoonbill 1
Purple Heron 1
Marsh Harrier 2
Red-footed Falcon 31
Common Ringed Plover 4
Curlew Sandpiper 39
Temminck’s Stint 5
Turnstone 1
Gull-billed Tern 8
Sandwich Tern 1
Whiskered Tern 10
White-winged Tern 5
Black Tern 1
Lesser Grey Shrike 2
Red-throated Pipit 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL 1
[Grey Partridge 1 – presumably a released hunter’s bird as they do not occur on the island]

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Garganey 2
Purple Heron 1

Agriosikos
Eleonora’s Falcon 4
Hobby 1
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 1

Meladia Valley
Collared Flycatcher 10
Spanish Sparrow 50+
Red-backed Shrike ‘countless’

Mavria (Napi Valley)
Eleonora’s Falcon 1

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 2
Little Crake 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Little Crake 1

Makara
Garganey 2
Little Bittern 2

Skala Vasilikon
Olive Tree Warbler 5

Mesa
Red-footed Falcon 1

Lotzaria
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem
Montagu’s Harrier ad male and ad fem
Red-footed Falcon 2
Lesser Grey Shrike 4

Palios
Purple Heron 9

Potamia Valley
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2 on ‘mini’ reservoir
Spoonbill 4 north
Purple Heron 2

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 4
Temminck’s Stint 2

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 4

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 20.11.10Black-headed Bunting, Alikoudi Pool © Tim Chapman

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

Kallon Raptor Watchpoint
GOLDEN EAGLE 1 3CY at 1155h
Eleonora’s Falcon 2
Red-footed Falcon 4
Goshawk 1

Faneromeni
Purple Heron 1
GREAT SNIPE 1 in fields before beach road turn
Red-backed Shrike 12
Spotted Flycatcher 15

Potamia Valley
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2 on ‘mini’ reservoir
Little Bittern 1
Night-heron 1
Spoonbill 4 north
Purple Heron 2

Lotzaria
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem (same as Tsiknias)
Montagu’s Harrier male
Red-footed Falcon 1
Lesser Grey Shrike 2

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Red-footed Falcon 2
CITRINE WAGTAIL male

Tsiknias River
Great Crested Grebe 1
Little Bittern 2
Glossy Ibis 7
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem (same as Lotzaria)
Red-footed Falcon 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 4
Temminck’s Stint 2

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Garganey 2
Purple Heron 1

Meladia Valley
Little Bittern 1
Squacco Heron 1
Lesser Kestrel 3
Eleonora’s Falcon 5
Alpine Swift 14
Pallid Swift 1
Golden Oriole 8
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 1
Wood Warbler 4
Spotted Flycatcher 45+
Collared Flycatcher 10
Pied Flycatcher 3
Red-backed Shrike 20+
Lesser Grey Shrike 3
Tree Pipit 2

Mt Ordimnos
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 3+ at monastery
usual buntings, wheatears, etc

Metochi Lake
Little Crake 2
Golden Oriole 1

Platania
Honey-buzzard 1
Golden Oriole 2

Ipsilou
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Wood Warbler 2

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Lesser Kestrel 3
Eleonora’s Falcon 2

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 21.20.50Cattle Egret, Faneromeni © Jason Coppock

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

Kavaki
GOLDEN EAGLE 2 reported
Audouin’s Gull 1
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Klapados
GOLDEN EAGLE 2 reported pus 2 other unidentified eagles

Mt Ordimnos
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH 1
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 2 at monastery
usual buntings, wheatears, etc

Faneromeni
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
CATTLE EGRET 1
Honey-buzzard 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Golden Oriole 2
Bee-eater 50
River Warlber 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL fem
Spotted Flycatcher 16
Red-backed Shrike 20

Perasma
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 3

Napi Valley
Red-footed Falcon 1
Hobby 1
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Montagu’s Harrier male
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1
Curlew Sandpiper 50
Little Stint 44
Temminck’s Stint 3
Ruff 120
CASPIAN TERN 4

Ipsilou
Golden Oriole 6
THRUSH NIGHTINGALE 1
Wood Warbler 4
Collared Flycatcher 1

Tsiknias River
Little Bittern 4
Squacco Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 7
Purple Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 just south of ford
Little Crake 2
Grey Plover 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Red-backed Shrike 1

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 5
Common Ringed Plover 2
Temmick’s Stint 1
Little Stint 1
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Greenshank 2
Black-tailed Godwit 1

Sigri Fields
Lesser Kestrel 2
Golden Oriole 4
Wood Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
Spotted Flycatcher 6

Meladia Valley
Pallid Swift 1
Golden Oriole 1
Icterine Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 3
Pied Flycatcher 4
Red-backed Shrike 8

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Garganey 2

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Hobby 1
Golden Oriole 1

Metochi lake
Purple Heron 1
Little Crake 1
Red-backed Shrike 4

Achladeri
Kruper’s Nuthatch – pr feeding 3 fledged young.
Walk through forest to the stream, cross the stream then turn left and birds c.200m along this track in area of dense pine cones

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pallid Harrier Steve Bird2CY female Pallid Harrier, Kalloni Saltpans © Steve Bird

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

Achladeri
Kruper’s Nuthatch – pr feeding 3 fledged young.
Walk through forest to the stream, cross the stream then turn left and birds c.200m along this track in area of dense pine cones

Skala Vasilikon
Squacco Heron 1
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Garganey 2
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 1 near main road junction
Purple Heron 1
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 near main road junction

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Montagu’s Harrier male
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem
Red-footed Falcon 4
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 in NW corner (same later at pumping station?)
Temmick’s Stint 4
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Black Tern 1
Golden Oriole 1
Tawny Pipit 2
Red-throated Pipit 12

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 1
Little Bittern 1
Glossy Ibis 7
Purple Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford on west side (view from east side)
Little Crake 1
Montagu’s Harrier male
Green Sandpiper 1
Curlew 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford

Potamia Valley
LEVANT SPARROWHAWK male
Common Cuckoo 1

Meladia Valley
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem
Lesser Kestrel 6
Alpine Swift 6
Pallid Swift 6
Common Swift 40
Golden Oriole 7
Rufous Bush-robin 1
Orphean Warbler 5
Wood Warbler 3
Spotted Flycatcher 6
Collared Flycatcher 3 fem
Pied Flycatcher fem
Red-backed Shrike 4

Sigri Fields
Short-toed Eagle 1
Lesser Kestrel 4
Hobby 1
ROLLER 1 (later Faneromeni lower ford)
Red-backed Shrike 3

Faneromeni
Bee-eater 200
ROLLER 1 (earlier Sigri Fields)
Golden Oriole 11
Wood Warbler 6
Red-backed Shrike 4
Black-headed Bunting 35 (one flock)

Ipsilou
Golden Oriole 1
Wood Warbler 6
Spotted Flycatcher 6

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 5
Common Ringed Plover 2
Temmick’s Stint 1
Little Stint 1
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Greenshank 2
Black-tailed Godwit 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Red-footed Falcon 1

Vatousa
Eleonora’s Falcon 2

Moni Perivolis
Collared Flycatcher 1

Agriosikos
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 1

Lotzaria
Montagu’s Harrier male
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Metochi lake
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1

Aghias Ioannis
Ortolan Bunting 1

Nr Eresos
Ortolan Bunting 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Short-toed Eagle 4
Goshawk 1
Red-footed Falcon 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 2

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Monday, 25 April 2016

Collared Pratincole SPDCollared Pratincole, Alikoudi Pool © Steve P. Dudley

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are already very low in most places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around the Gulf of Kalloni and out west today.

Perasma
Ruddy Shelduck 4
GOLDEN EAGLE adult over high at 1315h
Audouin’s Gull 1

Mt Ordimnos
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH male at fork after plant c.1100h, flew towards wind turbines

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 6 at the back of the reservoir

Tsiknias River
Great Bittern 1
Little Bittern 1
Glossy Ibis 7
Purple Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
Little Crake 1
OSPREY 1
Green Sandpiper 1
Curlew 2
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
FERRUGINOUS DUCK male in moat by north hide
Squacco Heron 1
DALMATIAN PELICAN 1 at 0730h from NE corner hide
Montagu’s Harrier male & fem
PALLID HARRIER fem
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 3 by channel near racetrack (later seen along beach to west)
Little Stint 20
Curlew Sandpiper 3
Marsh Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Curlew 2
Slender-billed Gull 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
White-winged Tern 14
Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Red-throated Pipit 18

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 6
Common Ringed Plover 6
Kentish Plover 2
Little Stint 10
Temminck’s Stint 1
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank 9
Ruff 8
Bee-eater 22
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Lotzaria
Glossy Ibis 12
PALLID HARRIER fem
Rufous Bush-robin 1 (first of year)

Nr Skala Vasilikon
Olive-tree Warbler 1 (first of year)

Meladia Valley
Little Crake 2
Red-backed Shrike 3

Sigri Fields
Lesser Kestrel 1
ROLLER 2 (first for year)
Spotted Flycatcher 5
Collared Flycatcher 4
Pied Flycatcher 2
Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Red-backed Shrike 1

Faneromeni
Purple Heron 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Bee-eater 200+
CITRINE WAGTAIL male on upper ford
Golden Oriole 2
Spotted Flycatcher 10
Red-backed Shrike 2

Makara
Lesser Grey Shrike 2

Coast track near Achladeri
Tawny Pipit 1

Makara
Hobby 1

Metochi Lake
Purple Heron 1

Kavaki
Mediterranean Gull 2
Ruppell’s Warbler 3
Sardininan Warbler 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Short-toed Eagle 4
Goshawk 1
Red-footed Falcon 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 2

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 4 (have been up to 7)

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Dal_Pelican_VaughanDalmatian Pelican, Kalloni Saltpans © Howard Vaughan

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are already very low in most places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels.

BIRD NEWS

Small numbers of Black-headed Buntings at many south coast sites today.

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 6 at the back of the reservoir
Little Crake 1

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 2
Little Bittern 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
Little Crake 3
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Curlew 1
Common Kingfisher 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Red-throated Pipit 3
Black-headed Bunting 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
DALMATIAN PELICAN 1
Montagu’s Harrier male (same as Lotzaria)
Collared Pratincole 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Little Stint 15
Curlew Sandpiper 3
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
White-winged Tern 2
Red-backed Shrike 1
Short-toed Lark 3
Red-throated Pipit 25
Ortolan Bunting 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 9
CITRINE WAGTAIL male
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Lotzaria
Montagu’s Harrier male (same as saltpans)

Sigri Old Sanotorium
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem

Christou River
Little Stint 48

Moni Limonos
Golden Oriole 1

Kalami
Garganey 1
Black Stork 2
Glossy Ibis 5
Purple Heron 3
Squacco Heron 3
Water Rail 2

Ipsilou
Hobby 1
Blackcap 1
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 2
Wood Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
usual buntings and wheatears

Meladia Valley
Orphean Warbler 1
Red-backed Shrike 3
Black-headed Bunting 4

Faneromeni
Ruddy Shelduck 17
Lesser Kestrel 6
Red-footed Falcon 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 2
Golden Oriole 1
Spotted Flycatcher 6
Red-backed Shrike 2
Masked Shrike 1
Blackcap 1

Vatera
Scopoli’s Shearwater 20
Yelkouan Shearwater 150
Pallid Swift 1

Polichnitos Saltpans
Tawny Pipit 1

Makara
Hobby 1

Metochi Lake
Purple Heron 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 2+

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Fudge Ducks SPDFerruginous Ducks, Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir © Steve P. Dudley

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are already very low in most places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels.

BIRD NEWS

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 6 at the back of the reservoir
Purple Heron 2
Little Crake 1

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 5
Squacco Heron 1
Little Bittern 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
Little Crake 1
COLLARED PRATINCOLE 2 – first of year
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Black-headed Bunting 1

Kalami
Garganey 1
Mallard 2
Black Stork 1
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 2
Glossy Ibis 1
Water Rail 1
Little Stint 2
Common Snipe 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Glossy Ibis 18
HONEY-BUZZARD 1 – first of year
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Spotted Redshank 9
Marsh Sandpiper 3
GREAT SNIPE 1 on west side road on the moat
White-winged Tern 2
Black Tern 2
Gull-billed Tern 2
Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Red-backed Shrike 2
Red-throated pipit 5

Metochi Lake
Squacco Heron 1
Golden Oriole 3
Bee-eater 9
PENDULINE TIT male

Perasma
Audouin’s Gull 3

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 18

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 2+

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

Friday, 22 April 2016

Bee-eater ManningBee-eater, Kalloni Saltpans © Paul Manning

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are already very low in most places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels.

BIRD NEWS

Tsiknias River
Garganey 1
Night-heron 4
Squacco Heron 1
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
SPOTTED CRAKE 1 c.50m south of ford in reeds under west side
Little Crake 1
Oystercatcher 1
Temminck’s Stint 4
Curlew 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford

Kalami & Mesa
Garganey 1
Black Stork 1
Glossy Ibis 10
Purple Heron 2

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
White Stork 8
Black Stork 6
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Marsh Sandpiper 15
Spotted Redshank 5
Greenshank 9
Curlew Sandpiper 2
Little Stint 16
Temminck’s Stint 1
White-winged Tern 7
Whiskered Tern 1
Gull-billed Tern 3
Common Kingfisher 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Short-toed Eagle
Long-legged Buzzard
Goshawk

Alikoudi Pool
Kentish Plover 2
Little Stint 8
Ruff 6
Wood Sandpiper 35
Greenshank 5
Red-backed Shrike 3

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
Little Crake 1
Pallid Swift 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 34

Faneromeni
Purple Heron 1
Lesser Kestrel 2
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Golden Oriole 2
Common Cuckoo 1
Lesser Grey Shrike 2
Red-backed Shrike 8
Black-headed Bunting 2

Meladia Valley
Squacco Heron 2
Hobby 1
Temminck’s Stint 7
Common Snipe 1
White-winged Tern 1
Common Cuckoo 1
Golden Oriole 1
Pied Flycatcher 3
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Red-backed Shrike 14
CITRINE WAGTAIL male
Black-headed Bunting 2

Perasma
Ruddy Shelduck 14
Bee-eater 9
Red-backed Shrike 1
Ortolan Bunting 3

Makara
Garganey 1
Greenshank 1
Little Stint 1

Klopados, nr Lafionas
Long-eared Owl (calling)
Golden Oriole 7
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 13
Chiffchaff 2

Mesopotos
Golden Oriole 2
Bee-eater 62

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Common Redstart 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3+

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 4 (up to 7 there this week)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Baillon's ManningBaillon’s Crake, Tsiknias River © Paul Manning

NOTICES

Dirt tracks
Take care on all dirt roads. Most hire car insurance does not cover the underside of the car.

Water levels
Wetland levels are already very low in most places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels.

BIRD NEWS

Tsiknias River
Pygmy Cormorant 1 (flew towards Skala Kallonis at 0625)
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 3
BAILLON’S CRAKE 2 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side – 1 bird showing on and off all day, second bird seen briefly early morning)
SPOTTED CRAKE 1 c.50m south of ford in reeds under west side
Little Crake 2
Common Kingfisher 1
Red-footed Falcon 5
Gull-billed Tern 29
Sandwich Tern 2
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford.

Mesa
Glossy Ibis 11
Red-footed Falcon 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Temminck’s Stint 1
Gull-billed Tern 28 (same as Tsiknias River)
Red-throated Pipit 3

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Short-toed Eagle 6
Long-legged Buzzard 2
Red-footed Falcon 2

Kambos, Gavathas
Red-footed Falcon 5

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 34

Faneromeni
Glossy Ibis 3
Red-footed Falcon 3
Lesser Kestrel 4
Bee-eater 10
Common Cuckoo 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL male

Meladia Valley
Night-heron 1
Little Crake 1
Golden Oriole 1
Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Black-headed Bunting 2

Napi Valley
Red-backed Shrike 1

Almyropotamos River (Vatera)
Common Kingfisher 1
Red-backed Shrike 1

Alikoudi Pool
Temminck’s Stint 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 2+

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 4 (up to 7 there this week)

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