30 April - Corncrake (RIP) and Baillon Crake

A Corncrake found dead on the road at Faneromeni (only the 20th island record) and a Baillon's Crake at Meotchi Lake. The Griffon Vulture continues to be seen and another potential island first was Syke's Wagtail at Faneromeni. Two more Black Kites continues a very good spring for this species. Oh, and at least one of the male White-throated Robins was seen in the evening.

Petrified Forest
One male seen this evening briefly at 18.30 and well at 19.45 

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.

Petrified Forest (cont)
Golden Oriole 3
Collared Flycatcher 1

Skala Kallonis
No sign of either sand plover or divers reported yesterday.

Sigri & Faneromeni area
SYKE'S WAGTAIL (beema) 'several' reported (no previous accepted records)
CORNCRAKE 1 fund freshly dead on road
Semicollared Flycatcher 1
Wryneck 1
Citrine Wagtail 1
Roller 2
Bee-eater 5
Barred Warbler 1
Olive-tree Warbler 1
Eleanora's Falcon 1
Nightjar 1

Metochi Lake
Baillon's Crake 1
Night-heron 20
Little Crake 3
Golden Oriole 1

Perasma Reservoir
Great Spotted Cuckoo ad + 2CY
Marsh Warbler 3

Mt Ordimnos
Black Kite 2

Nr Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint
Tawny Owl 1

Roller 2
Temminck's Stint 3
Chukar 7 (inc. some suspiciously captive origin birds!)
Alpine Swift 60+ around Garbias Is and coming to drink from the beach pool (fantastic views).

Mt Ordimnos
Black Kite 2

Agriosikos (Filia mast area)
Levant Sparrowhawk 2

Christou (Kameras) River
Spoonbill 3 over

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

Kalloni Saltpans & Alykes Wetlands
Rufous Bush-robin 2 in bech tamarisks (view from shoreline, please don't walk through bushes)
Collared Pratincole 3
White-winged Tern 3
Glossy Ibis 2
Purple Heron 3
Quial 2
Ruddy Shelduck 2

Nr Skamioudi
Olive-tree 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 5l. Please do not harass the birds!