16 May 2012

Another thin day with little reported. A Booted Eagle at Metochi takes star prize and more Eleonora's Falcons seen today and a handful of Marsh Warblers going through. But where are the Rosy Starlings?

Weather - Bright blue skies with scatter cloud and fresh southerly breeze. 25C.

Please don't drive down the rivers - see here.

Petrol/Deisel - see here.

Other news - see here.


Rose-coloured Starlings
No news received today? Have you seen any?

Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
Birds reportedly present but still elusive, still not calling.
Booted Eagle 1
Agriosikos (track by the Filia mast)
Eleonora's Falcon 5 viewed from track 1.5 km from mast overlooking the Metochi area. Seen in this area two days ago.

North coast track
Scopoli's Shearwater 20+ inc. several birds feeding down to 50m offshore at the spring halfway between Efthalou and Skala Sikaminias
Yelkouan Shearwater 4 (only!) all heading west
Audouin's Gull 3 adults at the hot springs area
Marsh Warbler 1 singing in dry river mouth of one of the gullies

Potamia Valley
Olive-tree Warbler 2 singing north of the weir (one bird c.200m and the second c.800m from the weir).
Tsiknias River
Audouin's Gull 1 at river mouth
Night-heron 4
Little Bittern 4
Black Stork 1
Oystercatcher 2

Petri quarry
Eleonora's Falcon 8

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Whiskered Tern 5
Black Stork 3
White Stork 6

Vigla (nr Ipsilou)
Olive-tree Warbler 1

Napi Valley
Marsh Warbler 3

Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Curlew Sandpiper 2

Christou River
Curlew Sandpiper 1