Thursday, 21 April 2016

Posted By on April 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | 

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


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
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.

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

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

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

Ruppell’s Warbler 2+

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


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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