Monday, 2 May 2016

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Pallid Harrier SPDPallid Harrier, Lotzaria © Steve P. Dudley

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.

Tsiknias River
Little Bittern 6
Squacco Heron 5
Purple Heron 1
Red-footed Falcon 8
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Slender-billed Gull 1
Gull-billed Tern 1
Sandwich Tern 1
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Ipsilou
Icterine Warbler 1
Blackcap 1
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Wood Warbler
Golden Oriole 2
Spotted Flycatcher 3
Ortolan Bunting 1

Meladia Valley
IMPERIAL EAGLE 2CY at 1150h
ROLLER 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Goshawk 3
Eleonora’s Falcon 1

Potamia ‘mini’ reservoir
FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2
Night-heron 2
Little Bittern 1

Kalami Marsh
Garganey 2
Spoonbill 2
Night-heron 1
Purple Heron 5
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Spoonbill 3
Montagu’s Harrier male
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem (same as Lotzaria)
Red-footed Falcon 23
Common Ringed Plover 15
Spotted Redshank 3
Curlew Sandpiper 29
Dunlin 7
Temminck’s Stint 3
Collared Pratincole 1
Gull-billed Tern 12
White-winged Tern 2
Whiskered Tern 6
Rufous Bush-robin 3

Lotzaria
PALLID HARRIER 2CY fem (same as saltpans)
Gull-billed Tern 2

Christou River
Curlew Sandpiper 3

Perasma
Squacco Heron 5
Purple Heron 1
LEVANT SPARROWHAWK 1
Ruppel’s Warbler 1

Agriosikos
Eleonora’s Falcon 1

Nr Skamnioudi
Olive-tree Warbler 2+

Sigri
LEVANT SPARROWHAWK 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 1
Ortolan Bunting 2

Faneromeni
ROLLER 1
Pied Flycatcher 1
Spotted Flycatcher 1
Common Redstart 1

Palios
Purple Heron 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

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

For more bird news see the Lesvos Birders Facebook Group

For 2016 spring migrant first arrival dates see here

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About Steve Dudley

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.