Roller, Sigri Old Sanatorium, 7 May 2013
(Coracias garrulus) (Ευρωπαϊκή) Χαλκοκουρούνα
© Steve Dudley
Meladia Valley was ripping with Red-backed Shrikes today, but seemingly on its own. A Lesser Spotted Eagle and the Griffon Vulture seen again, plus reports of Rock Bunting and Red Knot. Still no news of the robins in recent days.
WHITE-THROATED ROBINNo news today.
We now have confirmation that we have two males and a female robin in the park. The males are holding territory close to one another and a female has been seen with the male near the concrete building. We are now treating this as a breeding attempt. Please therefore view only from the road and not from within the park to avoid disturbing them.
I've been told that the police are aware of misbehaviour here, including the use of recordings (illegal here) and are now going to be making patrols of the area, especially when the park is closed, to ensure that no one is using recordings or harassing the birds now they are presumed to be breeding. Please be sure to pass this message around.
It also means they are expected to hang around! Which is good news to those arriving today and next week.
IpsilouRock Bunting - 1 reported
Lesser Spotted Eagle 1
Eleanora's Falcon 1
Kallon Saltpans & Alykes WetlandsRed Knot - 1 adult reported
White-winged Tern 100
Whiskered Tern 20
Gull-billed Tern 7
Little Gull 1
Glossy Ibis 1
Black Stork 20
White Stork 6
Red-footed Falcon 1
Grey Plover 1
Common Ringed Plover 1
Ruddy Shelduck 17
Great Crested Grebe 1 offshore
Sigri & FaneromeniGRIFFON VULTURE 1
Little Bittern 2
Squacco Heron 1
Tsiknias RiverCollared Pratincole 4
Glossy Ibis 1
Little Bittern 1
Purple Heron 1
Meladia ValleyEleanora's Falcon 1
Red-backed Shrike 340+
Lesser Grey Shrike 4
Rufous Bush-robin 6+
Spotted Flycatcher 60+
Common Whitethroat 1
Lesser Whitethroat 1
Sigri Old Sanatorium
Lesser Grey Shrike 1
Red-backed Shrike 20+
MakaraEleanora's Falcon 1
Alpine Swift 60
Metochi LakeNight-heron 21
Little Bittern 3
Common Sandpiper 1
Nr AnemotiaTree Pipit 1 (only second record this spring!)
AchalderiKruper's Nuthatch - female incubating and male visiting infrequently, expect to wait!
KavakiRuppell's Warbler showing very well
Long-eared Owl - the young have left the nest, no sign of them or adults
Soumouria 'Scops Copse'Scops Owl 5l. Please do not harass the birds!