Saturday, 16 April 2016

Posted By on April 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | 

Ruppells_Warbler_ManningRuppell’s Warbler, Kavaki © 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

Good numbers of commoner species inc. Common Nightingale, Olivaceous Warbler, already in.

Ipsilou
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH male

Perasma
Ruddy Shelduck 16
Short-toed Eagle 1
Long-legged Buzzard 2
Peregrine 2
Wood Sandpiper 4
Common Sandpiper 1
Ortolan Bunting 1

Tsiknias River
Purple Heron 1
Black Stork 1
White Stork 1
Curlew 1
Thrush Nightingale 1 c.150m north of the ford

Lotzaria
Montagu’s Harrier ad male

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Ruddy Shelduck 6
Black Stork 2
Ruff 140
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Tawny Pipit 3

Polichnitos Saltpans
Red-footed Falcon male

Almyropotamos River (Lisvorio)
Ortolan Bunting 1

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Purple Heron 1

Achladeri
Kruper’s Nuthatch – 2 birds seen feeding. All activity this week has been around where the track forks and crosses the (dry) stream.

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Hi, I’m Steve Dudley, your guide for your Lesvos day trips, proprietor of Lesvos Birding, author of A Birdwatching Guide to Lesvos and the person behind LesvosBirding.com.