White-throated Robin

White-throated Robin, Ipsilou, 30 May 2009 © Prof. Dr. Hans-Heiner Bergmann & Dr. Wiltraud Engländer

Well, those of us on Lesvos during May scoured the island for one of the most sought after of Lesvos rarities, but its not been until 30 May that the only record of White-throated Robin this year was seen at Ipsilou. See, good birds do still turn up outside the main spring weeks!

I've heard very little of what has been seen since I left the island on 15 May. Here are just a few of the more notable sightings -

21 May
Kalloni Saltpans flooded fields - Spoonbill 3, Glossy Ibis 9, Mediterranean Gull (2nd winter), Whiskered Tern 2, Mallard 4 (all male), Garganey 1, Citrine Wagtail 1 (female).
Spoonbills, flooded fields by Kalloni Saltpans © Anne Humphreys

Kavaki - Rose-coloured Starling 6 nr the Ruppell's Warbler site.
If you have anything else of note since 15 May - please let me know!