Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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RTP SPDRed-throated Pipit, Kalloni Alykes Wetlands © 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

Tsiknias River
Squacco Heron 1
Purple Heron 3
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
WHIMBREL 1 at river mouth
Curlew 1
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 & Alykes Wetlands
Ruddy Shelduck 32
Common Shelduck 63
Black Stork 2
Glossy Ibis 28
Great Egret 8
Ruff 2000+
Spotted Redshank 2
Wood Sandpiper 120+
Marsh Sandpiper 13
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Slender-billed Gull 1
Curlew 3
Whiskered Tern 2
Bee-eater 9
Short-toed Lark 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL fem at saltworks entrance pool
Red-throated Pipit 10

Alikoudi Pool
Temminck’s Stint 5
Bee-eater 16

Skala Kallonis Pool
Great Bittern 1

Milopotamos River
Wigeon fem

Kalami
Glossy Ibis 1
Purple Heron 1
Bee-eater 22

My Olympus area
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 6
Hawfinch 1

Makara
Scopoli’s Shearwater 4
Garganey 1

Parakoila Marsh
Purple Heron 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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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.