September 2013

Some recent reports. All Terry Robinson unless stated.

Garganey
3 Polichnitos Saltpans 6 Sep

Pygmy Cormorant
1 Tsiknias River and Potamia Reservoir 10 – 18 Sept (Christian Nielsen et al)
1 also reported Vouvaris River mouth (no date but may be same bird as above)

Dalmatian Pelican
1 Potamia Res and Kalloni Saltpans/Bay 5 Sep onwards (Christopher Plummer et al)

Greater Flamingo
max. 1274 Polichnitos Saltpans 5 Sep

Black Stork
max. 3 Polichnitos Saltpans several dates

Spoonbill
4 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Purple Heron
1 Tsiknias River 18 Sep (Pantelis Thomaidis)

Honey-buzzard
200 Potamia Valley 17 Sep (Leon Berthou)
Largest count ever recorded for Lesvos
Small numbers on other days

Short-toed Eagle
3 Polichnitos 9 Sep

Osprey
1 Vouvaris River mouth 6 Sep (Pantelis Thomaidis)xPhoto

Lesser Spotted Eagle
1 Potamia Valley 17 Sep (Leon Berthou)

Montagu’s Harrier
1 south Palia Vigla 17 Sep (Paul Aubrey)

Long-legged Buzzard
15 south Palia Vigla 17 Sep (Paul Aubrey)

Levant Sparrowhawk
1 Mytilini 9 Sep (Jelle Devalez/Observado)

Stone-curlew
12 Christou (Kamares) River 17 Sept (Paul Aubrey)
3 Polichnitos Saltpans 2 Sep

Black-winged Stilt
max. 12 Polichnitos Saltpans several dates

Black-tailed Godwit
3 Polichnitos Saltpans 2 Sep

Eurasian Curlew
max. 3 Polichnitos Saltpans 7 Sep

Spotted Redshank
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 2-3 Sep

Marsh Sandpiper
1-2 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Greenshank
max. 19 Polichnitos Saltpans 7 Sep

Wood Sandpiper
max. 5 Polichnitos Saltpans 1 Sep

Common Sandpiper
2-3 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Turnstone
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 1-3 Sep

Little Stint
max. 64 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Dunlin
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Curlew Sandpiper
max. 9 Polichnitos Saltpans 7-8 Sep

Ruff
1-3 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Mediterranean Gull
max. 11 Polichnitos Saltpans 5 Sep
30 Kalloni Saltpans 17 Sep (Leon Berthou)

Slender-billed Gull
2 Kalloni Saltpans 17 Sep (Leon Berthou)

Sandwich Tern
max. 45 Polichnitos Saltpans 9 Sep

Nightjar
1 Polichnitos 2-9 Sep

Alpine Swift
8 Polichnitos 7 Sep

Bee-eater
17 Andissa 16 Sep (Benny Voorm/Observado)

Hoopoe
1-2 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Red-backed Shrike
max. 4 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Lesser Grey Shrike
1-2 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Woodchat Shrike
1 Polichnitos Saltpans throughout

Barn Swallow
max. 49 Polichnitos Saltpans 1 Sep

Red-rumped Swallow
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 3 Sep

House Martin
max. 16 Polichnitos Saltpans 3 Sep

Short-toed Lark
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 9 Sep

Willow Warbler
max. 21 Polichnitos Saltpans 1 Sep

Common Whitethroat
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 3-5 Sep

Lesser Whitethroat
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 3 Sep

Whinchat
max. 7 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Northern Wheatear
max. 3 Polichnitos Saltpans 10 Sep

Spotted Flycatcher
max. 5 Polichnitos Saltpans 7 Sep

Yellow Wagtail
max. 7 Polichnitos Saltpans 5 Sep

Tawny Pipit
1 Polichnitos Saltpans 1 Sep

Cretzschmar’s Bunting
max. 7 Polichnitos Saltpans 6 Sep

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