4 May - more eagles and Levant Sparrowhawks

Roller, Faneromeni © Steve Dudley

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint (bandstand) – BONELLI’S EAGLE 1 to north c.1400h.

Between Ipsilou and Sigri – LESSER SPOTTED EAGLE 1.

South of Petra – LEVANT SPARROWHAWK 1 high north at c.1000h.

Faneromeni – CITRINE WAGTAIL 2 (m&f) on both lower and upper fords. COLLARED FLYCATCHER 2 (m&f) and Icterine Warbler 2 at upper ford, ROLLER and COLLARED FLYCATCHER north-east of upper ford.

Lardia Valley – EASTERN BONELLI’S WARBLER 1 singing by second lay-by from Vatousa end.

Ipsilou – LEVANT SPARROWHAWK 1 (m), Icterine Warbler 5, loads of Spotted Flycatchers and Wood Warblers, Golden Oriole and other common migrants. Barred Warbler c.1km east of monastery.

Sigri Old Sanatorium – ROLLER 4 (together) at c.1830h. Red-backed Shrike.

Meladia Valley – ROLLER 1, CITRINE WAGTAIL 1 (fem), Rose-coloured Starling 1, Icterine Warbler 3, Common Starling 1, Common Redstart, Wood Warbler. Rufous Bush Robin 1 nr chapel.

Kalloni Saltpans area – PALLID HARRIER 1 1st sum male, Glossy Ibis 8, Black Stork 3, White Stork 1, Squacco Heron 7, Purple Heron 1, Grey Heron 11, Ruddy Shelduck 2, Mallard 2, Curlew Sandpiper 2 plus good numbers of Wood Sandpipers and Ruff (all on flood opposite the saltworks entrance). Temminck’s Stint 1, Ringed Plover 11, Short-toed Lark 4, Red-throated Pipit 3 plus good numbers of Wood Sandpipers and Kentish Plovers (Alykes Wetlands sheepfields). RUFOUS BUSH ROBIN male still west of beach cafe. NOTE - please do not harrass this bird!

Tsiknias River – Temminck’s Stint 4.

Between Tsiknias River and Saltpans – Red-footed Falcon 1st sum fem, Lesser Grey Shrike 3, Red-backed Shrike 1, Long-legged Buzzard 1.

Agias Fokas – plenty of Yelkouan Shearwaters west between 1500-1600, Black-headed Bunting 20 in flock on headland.

Dimitrios – Middle Spotted Woodpecker nesting in one of poplars by the chapel, Grey Wagtail, Serin, Long-eared Owl.

Kavaki (nr Petra) - Ruppell's Warbler 3prs active. Please refrain from walking through the scrub to the north of the road as birds are now feeding young and should be easily seen from the laybys, pavement and track up the southern hillside. Also Orphean Warbler.

Nr Agra – Eleonora’s Falcon 1.

Olive-tree Warbler - two birds still at the barrier site in the upper Napi valley. Also two birds on west of road between here and the track to the masts. Still no birds in the Platania cattle grid site.