17 May 2012

Another thin day with again very little reported. A few more Rosy Starling and Eleonora's Falcons but not a lot else in a thunderstorm hit day. Same forecast for tomorrow too.

Weather - A mixed bag of blue skies and thuderstorms over much of the island with torrential downpours and very strong SE winds. 22C.

Please don't drive down the rivers - see here.

Petrol/Deisel - see here.

Other news - see here.


Rose-coloured Starlings
4 Makara this morning but no other reports.

Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
Birds reportedly present but still elusive, still not calling.
Rose-coloured Starling 4
Eleonora's Falcon 1
Scopoli's Shearwater 2
Squacco Heron 1
Alpine Swift 10
Little Bittern 2
no sign of any crakes but water level very high again

Tsiknias River
Night-heron 2 (both 3CY birds, different to yday's 4 birds)
Black Stork 1
White Stork 1

Christou River
Curlew Sandpiper 5

Eleonora's Falcon 1
Red-footed Falcon 3
Alpine Swift 6

Mt Ordimnos nr Andissa
Eleonora's Falcon 1
a great new site for upland birds such as wheatears, buntings, raptors, Blue Rock-thrush, Rock Nuthatch, etc. Access track to wind farm c.600m south of the Eresos-Sigri road junction.