Friday, 22 April 2016

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Bee-eater ManningBee-eater, Kalloni Saltpans © 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

Tsiknias River
Garganey 1
Night-heron 4
Squacco Heron 1
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
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
Oystercatcher 1
Temminck’s Stint 4
Curlew 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford

Kalami & Mesa
Garganey 1
Black Stork 1
Glossy Ibis 10
Purple Heron 2

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
White Stork 8
Black Stork 6
Black-tailed Godwit 2
Marsh Sandpiper 15
Spotted Redshank 5
Greenshank 9
Curlew Sandpiper 2
Little Stint 16
Temminck’s Stint 1
White-winged Tern 7
Whiskered Tern 1
Gull-billed Tern 3
Common Kingfisher 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Short-toed Eagle
Long-legged Buzzard
Goshawk

Alikoudi Pool
Kentish Plover 2
Little Stint 8
Ruff 6
Wood Sandpiper 35
Greenshank 5
Red-backed Shrike 3

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
Little Crake 1
Pallid Swift 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 34

Faneromeni
Purple Heron 1
Lesser Kestrel 2
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Golden Oriole 2
Common Cuckoo 1
Lesser Grey Shrike 2
Red-backed Shrike 8
Black-headed Bunting 2

Meladia Valley
Squacco Heron 2
Hobby 1
Temminck’s Stint 7
Common Snipe 1
White-winged Tern 1
Common Cuckoo 1
Golden Oriole 1
Pied Flycatcher 3
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Red-backed Shrike 14
CITRINE WAGTAIL male
Black-headed Bunting 2

Perasma
Ruddy Shelduck 14
Bee-eater 9
Red-backed Shrike 1
Ortolan Bunting 3

Makara
Garganey 1
Greenshank 1
Little Stint 1

Klopados, nr Lafionas
Long-eared Owl (calling)
Golden Oriole 7
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 13
Chiffchaff 2

Mesopotos
Golden Oriole 2
Bee-eater 62

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Common Redstart 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3+

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 LesvosBirding.com.