20 April 2013 - White-throated Robin!

Male White-throated Robin, Petrified Forest, 17 April 2013 
(Irania gutturalisΛευκόλαιμο Αηδόνι 
© Franke Balde

Petrified Forest
Male again at the Petrified Forest Park from 5pm today.

Take the road between Ipsilou and Sigri down to the park centre. In the park follow the trail and the bird is just beyond tree/fossil no.16.

PLEASE do not stray off the paths in this protected site.

Griffon Vulture 1 (also seen over Dafia)
Roller 1

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
SPUR-WINGED PLOVER 1 in field by pumping station in SW corner of pans
White-winged Black Tern 1
Little Crake 3 in channels in SW corner of pans
Pallid Harrier 2CY female
Montagu's Harrier male and female
Hen Harrier ring-tail
Glossy Ibis 5+
Black Stork 9
Collared Pratincole 4+
Squacco Heron 5
Ruff 30
Greenshank 1
Red-footed Falcon
Olivaceous Warbler 1
Zitting Cisticola 2

Parakila Marsh
Citrine Wagtail 2CY male
Caspian Tern 1 offshore
Green Sandpper 1

Polichnitos Saltpans
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Tawny Pipit 1

Tsiknias River
Slender-billed Gull 1
Little Crake 1
Little Bittern 1

Metochi Lake
Little Crake 3
Little Bittern 1
Common Snipe 1

Skala Kallonis Pool
Little Bittern male 'barking' in evening

Skala Kallonis Marsh (east of village)
Ortolan Bunting 1 over
Red-footed Falcon female
Squacco Heron 1

Christou (Kameras) River
Gull-billed Tern 4
Orphean Warbler 1

Collared Pratincole 2

Ruppell's Warbler 4+
Thrush Nightingale 1

Soumouria 'Scops Copse'
Scops Owl 4+
PLEASE to no harass then birds. A photographer was seen to flush one bird today.

Scops Owl 4+
Long-eared Owl 1 adult on nest (same site as 2012)

RED-CRESTED POCHARD pr Parakila Marsh 17 April (photo) is the first confirmed sighting for the island!

Earlier bird news from 19 April back to January - see here