Saturday, 30 April 2016

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Bush robin ManningRufous Bush-robin, Alykes Wetlands sheepfields © 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 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.

Petrol Stations – Easter holiday opening
Sunday – the one in north Kalloni on the Petra road past the school
Monday – BP on the Mytilini road on east side of Kalloni
Tuesday – EKO on Mytilini road east of Kalloni just before the Tsiknias River road bridge


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

UK change over day so very few records sent to me and in the logs this evening.

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
Little Bittern 2

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Honey-buzzard 2
Montagu’s Harrier male
Red-footed Falcon 51
Gull-billed Tern 7
Whiskered Tern 7
White-winged Tern 1
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Purple Heron 1
Montagu’s Harrier male & fem
Lesser Grey Shrike 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Goshawk 1
Red-footed Falcon 3
Ortolan Bunting 1

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 14
Squacoo Heron 1
Little bittern 3
Purple Heron 1
Rufous Bush-robin 2

Metochi Lake
Little Bittern 2
Little Crake 1

Alikoudi Pool
Temminck’s Stint 3

Polichnitos Saltpans
Black-tailed Godwit 1

Nr Skamnioudi
Olive-tree Warbler 6

Skala Kallonis
Common Cuckoo 1
Golden Oriole 1

Ruppell’s Warbler 3

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

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