Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Posted By on April 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 

Buntings SPDCretzschmar’s and Ortolan Buntings, Meladia Valley © Steve P. Dudley


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.


Tsiknias River
Purple Heron 40
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
SPOTTED CRAKE 1 south of ford in reeds under west side
Little Crake 1
Hobby 2
PENDULINE TIT – male building nest in clearing immediately north of the ford. View from west side looking in to trees on east side.

nr Vatousa
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1 west of the town flying over

Kalloni Saltpans
Temminck’s Stint 4
Gull-billed Tern 5
Whiskered Tern 2
Marsh Sandpiper 8
Short-toed Lark 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL male & fem in SW corner near pumping station
Red-throated Pipit 16

Ruddy Shelduck 5
Green Sandpiper 1
Golden Oriole 1
Sardinian Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 8
Pied Flycatcher 2
Ortolan Bunting 1

Meladia Valley
Black Stork 1
Lesser Kestrel 2
Bee-eater 8
Collared Flycatcher 1
Pied Flycatcher 2
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Whinchat 3
Ortolan Bunting 1

Polichnitos Saltpans
Purple Heron 29
Oystercatcher 1

Metochi Lake
Little Crake 2

Mt Ordimnos
Hen Harrier r/t
no sign of either of recent days Common Rock-thrushes

Metochi Lake
Ruppell’s Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 1

Lardia Valley
Hobby 1

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


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.