1 May - Lanner 1 Little Bittern 0

Night-heron and Little Bittern, Faneromeni Lower Ford © Steve Dudley

May Day holiday here with the locals out in force filling the tavernas. Fewer picnickers due to the heavy showers so perhaps the Kruper's Nuthatch won't have been scared too much!

Sigri & Faneromeni area - LANNER FALCON seen to take a Little Bittern at the the upper ford. Also there the Spotted Crake and another Little Bittern. At the lower ford, Night-heron 2, Little Bittern 4, Squacco Heron 3, Great White Egret (4 over). Around the fields and groves in this area hundreds of Bee-eaters and Spotted Flycatchers, Pied Flycatcher 3, lots of Great Reed and Sedge Warblers, Lesser Kestrel 20+, Red-footed Falcon 3+, Woodchat and Red-backed Shrikes, Collared Pratincole 1, Ruddy Shelduck 2. No sign of the Rufous Bush Robin at the Old Sanitorium gorge today.

Lardia Valley - Eastern Bonelli's Warbler - heard not seen. Eleonora's Falcon 3, Long-legged Buzzard, Blue Rock Thrush.

Turn to Monastery Alexander nr Petra - two Eastern Bonelli's Warblers singing.

Ipsilou - Eleonora's Falcon 1, Wood Warbler 50+, two pairs of active Rock Sparrows (on north side of monastery), Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, Pied Flyactcher, Spotted Flycatcher (loads), Cinerous Bunting and Isabelline Wheatear.

Kalloni Saltpans - SPUR-WINGED PLOVER one in channel at entrance of Alykes Wetlands (sheepfields) - look inland. CITRINE WAGTAIL male in fields at SW corner.

Skala Kallonis Pool - Spotted Crake 1, Little Crake 1, Little Bittern 1.

Metochi Lake - Spotted Crake 1, Little Crake 4, Little Bittern 3, Squacco Heron 1.

Between Agra & Mesotopos - Eleonora's Falcon 1, Cinererous Bunting.

Thank you to all those providing info especially those entering their records in the Hotel Pasiphae log book.