18 May 2012

Well, it was the last day for many of us but some of us went out on a high connecting with a mobile flock of 33 Rose-coloured Starlings. The Spotted Crake reappeared on the Tsiknias River and there was a large passage of hirundines and swifts.

And its the last night of daily sightings here on Lesvos Birding. Thanks to all who have shared their news with me by whatever means. See you next year!

Weather - Overnight thunderstorms, heavy rain until c.0900 with dark skies with occasional sunny intervals until c.1800, then rain again. 21C.

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

Petrol/Deisel - see here.

Other news - see here.


Rose-coloured Starlings
33 present around Lotzaria and Tsiknias River area for much of the day

Achladeri & Kruper's Nuthatch
Two birds showing well high in the forest. Cross the stream at the fork and take the immediate left. Birds feeding at top of this uphill section of track. Still no calling so hard to locate.
Rose-coloured Starling 33 around the Mulberry trees
Marsh Harrier 1
Long-legged Buzzard 1
Tsiknias River
Spotted Crake 1 still just north of the upper ford
Night-heron 8
Black Stork 3
White Stork 1
Little BIttern 3

Kalloni Saltpans
Red Knot 1 (seen Christou River 14th & Saltpans 15th)
Gull-billed Tern 4
Whiskered Tern 1
Curlew Sandpiper 31
Little Stint 26
Ruff 2
White Stork 9
Marsh Warbler 1
Zitting Cisticola 2

Christou River
Dunlin 30

Eleonora's Falcon 2
Red-footed Falcon 2
Alpine Swift 30+
Olive-tree Warbler 1