8 May 2012

Balkan Green Lizard, Madaros © Steve Dudley

Another warm, sunny day. Birding was again hard, particularly out west, and apart from the Broad-billed Sandpiper, nothing of real note reported today. A few Slender-billed Gulls were seen at two Gulf of Kalloni sites and the expected Eleonora's Falcons out west.

Weather - Blue skies, scattered cloud, light to moderate north-westerly breeze, 28C 

Day trips - see here.

Don't drive down the riverssee here.

Petrol/Deiselsee here.

Other newssee here.


Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
One pair feeding young near last years nest site along the top. Park your car by the white building building, walk up the main track through the forest, bear left at the fork, then follow the track left past the rubbish pile on the next corner and up the straight section of track. After c200m look for a thick black pine tree with a sap scar and a pile of 4 sandy-coloured rocks at the base. From this tree look in to the forest at 90 degrees from the track and look for a sheep/rams skull at base. Nest is in this tree on left hand side between two very short broken branch stumps.
Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Broad-billed Sandpiper 1 - on pools opp saltworks
Slender-billed Gull 1
Nothing else reported, but I presume the usual waders and egrets, etc are still there!

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 1
Eleonora's Falcon 3
Red-backed Shrike 1
Blackcap 1

Alikoudi Pool
Slender-billed Gull 3
Btwn Skala Vasilikon & Skamnioudi
Olive-tree Warbler 1

Rufous Bush-robin 2

Tsiknias River
Rufous Bush-robin 5
Temminck's Stint 1

Eleonora's Falcon 1
Honey-buzzard 1
Rufous Bush-robin 1

Polichnitos Saltpans
Common Ringed Plover 1
Greenshank 1
Little Stint 11
Curlew Sandpiper 3
Ruff 5
Tawny Pipit 1
Pithariou Reservoir
Ruff 26
Common Sandpiper 3
Little Egret 3
Short-toed Eagle 1
Long-legged Buzzard 2
Soumouria 'Scops Copse'
Scops Owl 1 - in 2nd tree on right as you enter from the Kalloni end

Scops Owl 1 - in 4th eucalyptus down from the green and blue waste bins past the school (and on opposite side from school)