22 April 2013 - Eagles, Rock-thrush and that robin!

The White-throated Robin remains at the Petrified Forest. Two Choughs were reported from Ipsilou and a male Common Rock-thrush was found in Meladia Valley. Also what is presumed to be the same Griffon Vulture from Saturday was again seen in the west and two Lesser Spotted Eagles and a single Booted Eagle all seen today.

Petrified Forest
Male again at the Petrified Forest Park showed throughout the morning and early afternoon then again periodically from 1800 onwards.

The park is open but i would suggest you view from the road. This will avoid disturbing the bird by going in to the park.

Park at the end of road by centre as normal. Walk back up the road and at c.200m look right in to park and for square concrete building with some tall, thin cyprus firs by it. The robin was feeding on the ground below these firs and bushes either side and further to the right around the bushes by the covered seating (bandstand).

Eleanora's Falcon 1

CHOUGH 2 birds reported (only two previous records)
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 3
Collared Flycatcher 2

Meladia valley
COMMON ROCK-THRUSH male between ford and Sigri
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 3
Wood Warbler 1

Faneromeni & Sigri
GRIFFON VULTURE 1 near Sigri at c.17.30
Lesser Spotted Eagle 1
Levant Sparrowhawk male
Lanner adult
Pallid Harrier 2CY female
Montagu's Harrier female
Collared Pratincole 1
Citrine Wagtail male at the inlet nr Sigri
Roller at upper ford
Collared Flycacther 4+
Pied Flycatcher 2
Purple Heron 1
Red-backed Shrike 6+
Wood Warbler 1
Sigri to Faneromeni relatively quiet passerines wise

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Pallid Harrier 2CY birds
Montagu's Harrier female
Hen Harrier female
Spoonbill 3
Citrine Wagtail 1 (east track)
Gull-billed Tern 56 (east track)
Collared Pratincole 70+
Glossy Ibis 100+
Zitting Cisticola
Gadwall 3
Red-throated Pipit 2
Red-fotted Falcon 9+ 

Metochi Lake
Booted Eagle 1
Lesser Spotted Eagle 1
Little Crake 6

Lardia Valley
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 3+ at eastern lay-bys 

Citrine Wagtail 1 on seafront

Ruppell's Warbler showing very well

Scops Owl 2+
Long-eared Owl 1 adult on nest (same site as 2012)

Soumouria 'Scops Copse'
Scops Owl - several. Please do not harass the birds!