6 May - Booted Eagle and migrants galore part II

Barred Warbler, Meladia Valley © Steve Dudley

Olive-tree Warbler update
Birds still showing at the barrier site in upper Napi valley (west side of the Napi valley road below the mast at top of valley) and above here from the main road about half way up to the track to the masts. Birds are however very difficult. At least one bird reported from 'near' the Platania cattle grid site (c.5km east of the Napi valley road at top end of valley).

Kalloni Saltpans – CITRINE WAGTAIL male along east pans track. Marsh Sandpiper 1, Black Tern 18, Grey Plover 10+, Turnstone 2. RUFOUS BUSH ROBIN male still in tamarisks west of beach café (please do not harass the bird!). Quail 2 birds calling in fields c.1 km east of Kalloni pans. Usual herons etc.

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint – BOOTED EAGLE 1 over at c.1430h. Eleonora’s Falcon 3+, Hobby 2, Peregrine, Goshawk male, Short-toed Eagle 5+, Long-legged Buzzard, Black Stork 4.

Mesa - BOOTED EAGLE 1 (see above). Ruddy Shelduck 26, Black Stork 4.

Metochi Lake - BAILLON'S CRAKE 2 birds reported. Moustached Warbler reported again in bushes alongside the main eastern track along the lake. BEWARE! Sedge Warblers can be very dark crowned and care needed to ID 'eastern' Moustached Warbler here.

Achladeri – Kruper’s Nuthatch 2 (along track between Vouvaris River and main Kruper’s site. Eleonora's Falcon 1 over the main Kruper's site.

Vouvaris river track – Tree Pipit.

Potamia – Lesser Grey Shrike 1, Short-toed Eagle, Long-legged Buzzard, Crag Martin, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Coal Tit.

Meladia Valley – ROLLER 2, COLLARED FLYCATCHER fem, RUFOUS BUSH ROBIN male singing, Honey-buzzard 1, River Warbler 1, Barred Warbler 1, Icterine Warbler 15, Red-backed Shrike 20+, Lesser Grey Shrike 10+, Great Reed Warbler 15+, Spotted Flycatcher 200+, Golden Oriole 6, plus other common migrants. No sign of the Rose-coloured Starling.

Sigri – Red-footed Falcon 12.

Sigri Old Sanatorium - RUFOUS BUSH ROBIN male singing and showing well late evening, Chukar.

Skala Eresou – Purple Heron 3, Little Bittern 1, Great Reed Warbler 2.

Tsiknias River – Temminck’s Stint 1, Marsh Harrier.

Nr Eresos (along Sigri track) - Collared Flycatcher female, Golden Oriole.

Polichnitos Saltpans - CITRINE WAGTAIL female in field (was flooded) with Red-throated Pipits. Lesser Grey Shrike, Curlew Sandpipers (lots), Sanderling 5, Ruff, Ringed Plover 3.