Wednesday, 27 April 2016

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Screen Shot 2016-04-27 at 21.20.50Cattle Egret, Faneromeni © Jason Coppock

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 now very low or gone in many places places including Alykes Wetlands. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have good levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry.

BIRD NEWS

Plenty of Black-headed Buntings and Bee-eaters around now – I will only list significant counts/flock numbers.

Kavaki
GOLDEN EAGLE 2 reported
Audouin’s Gull 1
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

Klapados
GOLDEN EAGLE 2 reported pus 2 other unidentified eagles

Mt Ordimnos
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH 1
Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler 2 at monastery
usual buntings, wheatears, etc

Faneromeni
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
CATTLE EGRET 1
Honey-buzzard 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Golden Oriole 2
Bee-eater 50
River Warlber 1
CITRINE WAGTAIL fem
Spotted Flycatcher 16
Red-backed Shrike 20

Perasma
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 3

Napi Valley
Red-footed Falcon 1
Hobby 1
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Montagu’s Harrier male
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1
Curlew Sandpiper 50
Little Stint 44
Temminck’s Stint 3
Ruff 120
CASPIAN TERN 4

Ipsilou
Golden Oriole 6
THRUSH NIGHTINGALE 1
Wood Warbler 4
Collared Flycatcher 1

Tsiknias River
Little Bittern 4
Squacco Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 7
Purple Heron 1
BAILLON’S CRAKE 1 just south of ford
Little Crake 2
Grey Plover 1
PENDULINE TIT – male still around the ford
Red-backed Shrike 1

Alikoudi Pool
Collared Pratincole 5
Common Ringed Plover 2
Temmick’s Stint 1
Little Stint 1
Curlew Sandpiper 1
Greenshank 2
Black-tailed Godwit 1

Sigri Fields
Lesser Kestrel 2
Golden Oriole 4
Wood Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
Spotted Flycatcher 6

Meladia Valley
Pallid Swift 1
Golden Oriole 1
Icterine Warbler 1
Collared Flycatcher 3
Pied Flycatcher 4
Red-backed Shrike 8

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Garganey 2

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Hobby 1
Golden Oriole 1

Metochi lake
Purple Heron 1
Little Crake 1
Red-backed Shrike 4

Achladeri
Kruper’s Nuthatch – pr feeding 3 fledged young.
Walk through forest to the stream, cross the stream then turn left and birds c.200m along this track in area of dense pine cones

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.