1 May - more birds coming in!

Ruppell's Warbler, Kavaki, 1 May 2013 © Steve Dudley
Αιγαιοτσιροβάκος Sylvia rueppelli

Many more birds around today including Red-backed Shrikes, Common Redstarts, Black Redstart and Red-back Shrikes. A Common Teal at Perasma and another Booted Eagle and a Black Kite.

No news of either the White-throated Robins or Griffon Vulture today.

Petrified Forest
No news today. The road was chained off this evening preventing birders form driving to the site. This may be routine now for early mornings and evenings. Its a 5km walk if yu fancy it!

We now have confirmation that we have two males and a female robin in the park. The males are holding territory close to one another and a female has been seen with the male near the concrete building. We are now treating this as a breeding attempt. Please therefore view only from the road and not from within the park to avoid disturbing them.

I've been told that the police are aware of misbehaviour here, including the use of recordings (illegal here) and are now going to be making patrols of the area, especially when the park is closed, to ensure that no one is using recordings or harassing the birds now they are presumed to be breeding. Please be sure to pass this message around.

It also means they are expected to hang around! Which is good news to those arriving today and next week.

Sigri & Faneromeni area
Semicollared Flycatcher 1
Wryneck 1
Levant Sparrowhawk 1
Red-footed Falcon 1
Honey-buzzard 1
Lesser Kestrel 6
Citrine Wagtail 1
Roller 2
Eleanora's Falcon 1
Nightjar 1
Red-backed Shrike 9
Ruddy Shelduck 2
Bee-eater 46
Black Redstart male

Nr Skalochori
Booted Eagle 1

Kruper's Nutchatch 1 on north side
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 2

Napi Valley
Black Kite 1

Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Honey-buzzard 1
Red-footed Falcon 3
Eleanora's Falcon 1
White Stork 7
Black Stork 4

Perasma Reservoir
Common Teal 1 male
Red-footed Falcon 4
Red-backed Shrike 9

Polichnitos Saltpans
Marsh Sandpiper 1
Curlew Sandpiper 6
Little Stint 34

Agriosikos (Filia mast area)
Bee-eater 12
Eleanora's Falcon 1

Kruper's Nuthatch - female incubating and male visiting infrequently, expect to wait!

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Rufous Bush-robin 3 in beach tamarisks (view from shoreline, please don't walk through bushes)
Collared Pratincole 3
Whiskered Tern 31
White-winged Tern 2
Black Tern 2
Garganey 3
Ruddy Shelduck 2
Spoonbill 1

Nr Skamioudi
Olive-tree Warbler 3
Icterine Warbler 1

Ruppell's Warbler showing very well

Scops Owl 
Long-eared Owl adult by nest with 3 young (same site as 2012)

Soumouria 'Scops Copse'
Scops Owl 5. Please do not harass the birds!