13 May 2012

No sign of yesterday's Blue-cheeked Bee-eater but a Red Knot at Christou (4th record), a Dalmatian Pelican at Kalloni pans and the Spur-winged Plover still at Faneromeni. PLenty of Red-backed Shrikes out west and a couple of Rollers.

Weather - Bright with increasing cloud during day and a thunderstorm late afternoon. Light to moderate NE. 27C. 

Day trips - see here.

Don't drive down the rivers - see here.

Petrol/Deisel - see here.

Other news - see here.


Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
The young have fledged! Good luck finding the family in coming days. There are two other pairs in this area for you to find too!

Christou River
Red Knot 1 - only 4th record for Lesvos
Grey Plover 3
Curlew Sandpiper 14
Greenshank 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Dalmatian Pelican 1 (no details as to where or when)
Gull-billed Tern 23
White-winged Tern 20
Black Tern 1
White Stork 9
Black Stork 3
Curlew 2

Tsiknias River
Honey-buzzard 1
Bottle-nosed Dolphin 2 out from river mouth

Christou River
Marsh Sandpiper 1

Sigri / Faneromeni
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 in plough field along Faneromeni beach road
Levant Sparrowhawk 2 (m&f) over Sigri
Stone-curlew - near plover
Lesser Grey Shrike 2
Bush-robin 2 near end of Faneromeni beach road
Bee-eater 6
Red-backed Shrike 15+
Vigla (nr Ipsilou)
Roller 2 - 1 at the main 'Isabelline Wheatear layby' up the hill from the Eresos road junction, and 1 several km south of the junction towards Eresos.

Meladia Valley
Little Bittern 2
Bush-robin 2
Red-backed Shrike 40+

Skala Eresou
Collared Pratincole 2
Little Bittern 1
Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Lesser Spotted Eagle 3 reported
Goshawk 1

Great Spotted Cuckoo 1