12 May 2010 - Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush

My last daily update as I leave for home tomorrow. Its not been a classic year. The fine, settled weather has seen fewer falls of birds and overall lower numbers of many species. Its never been dull though, and even in high heat of this week (highest ever temps I've experienced) birds are still to be found if you go looking for them.

Thanks to all those who have contributed to the log at the Hotel Pasiphae or have texted or emailed their bird news these last three weeks. Thanks also the Hotel Pasiphae staff for their usual warm hospitality.

Ipsilou - report of a female RUFOUS-TAILED ROCK THRUSH at the bottom of the roads. Icterine Warbler 1.

Alikoudi Pool - BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER 5, Curlew Sandpiper 6, Kentish Plover 15, Grey plover 4, Little Stint 32, Ringed Plover 1.

Skala Eresou - PENDULINE TIT - male visiting nest every 10-15 minutes. Night-heron 1, Little Bittern 1.

nr Skala Vasilikon - 1st sum male Citrine Wagtail on stream c.1km east of village. Lesser Grey Shrike c.0.5km east of village.

Tsiknias River - Turnstone 6, Sanderling 6.