Sunday, 24 April 2016

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Dal_Pelican_VaughanDalmatian Pelican, Kalloni Saltpans © Howard Vaughan

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

Small numbers of Black-headed Buntings at many south coast sites today.

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 6 at the back of the reservoir
Little Crake 1

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 2
Little Bittern 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 immediately south of ford by the tyre on west side (view from east side)
Little Crake 3
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Curlew 1
Common Kingfisher 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Red-throated Pipit 3
Black-headed Bunting 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
DALMATIAN PELICAN 1
Montagu’s Harrier male (same as Lotzaria)
Collared Pratincole 1
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Little Stint 15
Curlew Sandpiper 3
Black-tailed Godwit 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
White-winged Tern 2
Red-backed Shrike 1
Short-toed Lark 3
Red-throated Pipit 25
Ortolan Bunting 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Glossy Ibis 9
CITRINE WAGTAIL male
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Lotzaria
Montagu’s Harrier male (same as saltpans)

Sigri Old Sanotorium
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem

Christou River
Little Stint 48

Moni Limonos
Golden Oriole 1

Kalami
Garganey 1
Black Stork 2
Glossy Ibis 5
Purple Heron 3
Squacco Heron 3
Water Rail 2

Ipsilou
Hobby 1
Blackcap 1
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 2
Wood Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
usual buntings and wheatears

Meladia Valley
Orphean Warbler 1
Red-backed Shrike 3
Black-headed Bunting 4

Faneromeni
Ruddy Shelduck 17
Lesser Kestrel 6
Red-footed Falcon 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 2
Golden Oriole 1
Spotted Flycatcher 6
Red-backed Shrike 2
Masked Shrike 1
Blackcap 1

Vatera
Scopoli’s Shearwater 20
Yelkouan Shearwater 150
Pallid Swift 1

Polichnitos Saltpans
Tawny Pipit 1

Makara
Hobby 1

Metochi Lake
Purple Heron 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 2+

Agia Triada, Soumouria (Kalloni mini soccer pitch)
Scops Owl 7

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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.