Monday, 18 April 2016

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Citrine Wag SPD 2Citrine Wagtail, Kalloni Saltpans © 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

Mt Ordimnos
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH male (female there yesterday)

Tsiknias River
Little Bittern 1
Squacco Heron 1
SPOTTED CRAKE 1 c.50m south of ford in reeds under west side
Little Crake 1
Water Rail 1
Wood Sandpiper 60
Ruff 1 (black male)
PENDULINE TIT – male building nest in clearing immediately north of the ford. View from west side looking in to trees on east side.

Kalloni Saltpans
Purple Heron 75 over to north at 0900h (record count for the island)
Oystercatcher 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL male in SW corner near pumping station
Red-throated Pipit 1

Faneromeni
Golden Oriole 1
Wood Warbler 2
Collared Flycatcher 8
CITRINE WAGTAIL fem at beach pool in evening
plus other common migrants

Meladia Valley
Common Snipe 1
Turtle Dove 5
Bee-eater 5
Collared Flycatcher 2
Pied Flycatcher 2
Common Redstart 1
Tawny Pipit 1

Apothika
Red-backed Shrike 1 (first of year)

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About Steve Dudley

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.