Thursday, 5 May 2016

Posted By on May 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | 

Banjos SPDSpoonbills, Kalloni Saltpans © Steve P. Dudley

NOTICES

This is the last daily log of the season as I am off home on Saturday morning and tomorrow night is to be spent with friends and saying my goodbyes rather than working!

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. Alykes Wetlands is completely dry. Tsiknias River and Metochi Lake have reasonable levels. Meladia Valley ford is nearly dry. Faneromani lower ford is completely dry and the upper ford is nearly dry. Polichnitos Saltpans was flooded two weeks ago, but this was simply adding water on to long hard ground so very few waders have been seen there to date. Alikoudi Pool still holds some water and is attracting small numbers of waders.

BIRD NEWS

Filia
BLACK KITE 1

Agios Fokas
LITTLE GULL 2

Tsiknias River
Shoveler 1
Squacco Heron 1
Night-heron 2
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE 1 (maybe same bird seen later over pans)

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Spoonbill 3
LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE 1 (maybe same bird seen earlier over Tsiknias River)
Red-footed Falcon 3
CASPIAN TERN 7
White-winged Tern 3

Meladia
Little Bittern 1
Pallid Swift 1
GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO 1
Golden Oriole 1
Icterine Warbler 2
Wood Warbler 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher 2
Collared Flycatcher 2

Sigri & Faneromeni
Little Bittern 1
CASPIAN TERN 1
ROLLER 1
Golden Oriole 2
Olive-tree Warbler 1
Icterine Warbler 1
Garden Warbler 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
Rufous Bush-robin 2
Ortolan Bunting 1
Black-headed Bunting 200+

Sigri Old Sanotorium
Purple Heron 1
Eleonora’s Falcon 2
Hobby 1
Barred Warbler 1
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1
Collared Flycatcher 1
Pied Flycatcher 1

Petrified Forest
Barred Warbler 1

Skala Sikaminias
Audouin’s Gull 1

Kalami Marsh & Mesa Wetland
Squacco Heron 1
Night-heron 1
Purple Heron 1

Potamia River main road bridge
Squacco Heron 1
Little Bittern 1

Kavaki
Ruppell’s Warbler 3

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.