14 May 2012

A very quiet day. News of the first Rose-coloured Starlings yesterday and a couple more today. The Spur-winged Plover remains at Faneromeni and bush-robins are all over the place!

Weather - Sunny with scattered cloud with light to moderate NE. 25C. 

Don't drive down the rivers - see here.

Petrol/Deisel - see here.

Other news - see here.


Rose-coloured Starlings
5 Sigri yesterday (13th)
2 over to north btwn Kalloni and Tsiknias River this morning

Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
I've not heard any news from this site since the young fledged.

Sigri / Faneromeni
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 in ploughed field along Faneromeni beach road
Tawny Pipit 1
Short-toed Lark 1

Eleonora's Falcon 8
Red-footed Falcon 1
Eastern Bonelli's Eagle 1
Golden Oriole 8
Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Eleonora's Falcon 15+ between 1130-1230 hunting the ridge running east from Filia Mast (see also Filia Mast below)
Plus usual local birds inc. Short-toed Eagle 6+, Long-legged Buzzard 
Filia Mast
Eleonora's Falcon 4 hawking over the ridge west of mast 1130 on (see raptor watchpoint above)
Levant Sparrowhawk 1
Eastern Bonelli's Eagle 10+
Tsiknias River
Spotted Crake still just north of the upper (rough) ford were the single wire crosses the river. View from the west bank.
Little Bittern 6
Black Stork 1
Oystercatcher 1

Christou River
River Warbler singing near Aegeon Hotel
Zitting Cisticola - at least six zitting males on west side of the river in juncus areas to the west of the viewing screen
Grey Plover 3
Curlew Sandpiper 15
Greenshank 2

Skala Kallonis
Purple Heron 1 over village