20 April 2011 - Another Spectacled Warbler

Cold and windy with torrential rain in the west for most of the day and scattered showers elsewhere. Low of 5C plus windchill – still very cold! But the sun did come out this evening - fingers crossed it comes out tomorrow.

Still lots of passerine migrants inc. Collared Flycatcher, Orphean Warbler, Common Whitethroat and Blackcap

Semi-collared flycatchers – really? See here.

Konditsia valleySPECTACLED WARBLER male, SEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER 1, Thrush Nightingale1, Barred Warbler 1, plus lots of migrants.

Skala KallonisSEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER 2 fems, Whiskered Tern (pool), Common Kingfisher (Environmental Centre), Night-heron (over Hotel Pasiphae).

AchladeriSEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER male, Collared Flycatcher 2+, Kruper's Nuthatch pr using the shattered stump on left just up from the white building. Bee-eater 6.

Dimitrios - SEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER fem, Collared Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Robi, Crag Martin, Serin.

Lambou MillSEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER 2 (m&f), Collared Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart.

Metochi LakeSEMI-COLLARED FLYCATCHER male, Savi’s Warbler 2+, Little Crake 9, Night-heron 3, Purple Heron 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull (with Yellow-legged Gulls in field between lake Christou River).

FaneromeniSPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 (on road to beach). Wryneck (up track on right before upper ford) Fords Citrine Wagtail 3 (2 males and one fem – upper), Little Crake 2 (lower), Little Bittern 1, Common Kingfisher 1, Green Sandpiper 1, plus many common migrants.

Sigri Estuary inlet Great Bittern, Spotted Crake, Purple Heron 3, Squacco Heron 3, Glossy Ibis 4, Citrine Wagtail 2 (males),

Meladia Valleychapel Wryneck 1, Firecrest 1, Icterine Warbler 1, Barred Warbler fem, Wood Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Orphean Warbler, Sombre Tit; ford area and fields Tawny Pipit 15, Great Reed Warbler (many), Quail 2 calling, plus lots of migrants.

Kalloni Saltpans (and surrounding area) – Red-footed Falcon 3, Collared Pratincole 38, Gull-billed Tern 2, Whiskered Tern 2, Glossy Ibis 150+, Black-tailed Godwit 23, Ruddy Shelduck 23, Montagu's Harrier 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Little Stint, Ruff.

Mesa & Kalami MarshRed-footed Falcon male, White-winged Black Tern 4, Whiskered Tern 1, Gull-billed Tern 16, Ruddy Shelduck 6, Tawny Pipit 5, Ortolan Bunting 2, Siskin 1,

Polichnitos SaltpansHen Harrier male, Meadow Pipit 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Marsh Sandpiper 5.

Tsiknias RiverCaspian Tern 1, Hen Harrier 2 ring-tails, Little Bittern male, Night-heron 3, Red-footed Falcon male, Squacco Heron 12, Gull-billed Tern 9, Black Stork 2, Whiskered Tern 1, Montagu's Harrier 5 (2m, 2f plus one melanastic bird)

Agios FokasYalkouan Shearwater 50+, Scopoli's Shearwater 5+, Ortolan Bunting 1, Common Cuckoo 1.

VateraTawny Pipit 1, Whimbrel 2, Sardinian Warbler.

Ambeliko ValleyOrtolan Bunting 3, Tree Pipit, Short-toed Eagle.

nr EfthalouAudouin's Gull 1.

PerasmaWhiskered Tern 1.