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Forum: Cyprus Sunday 8th September 2019, 19:35
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Posted By hughm
Thanks again- re the Cuprus Warbler- I did try...

Thanks again- re the Cuprus Warbler- I did try and find and scrutinise every possible warbler that I found or heard- but apart from the noisy Sardinians and obvious Willows it was very hard going in...
Forum: Cyprus Friday 6th September 2019, 16:18
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks gents- now back in windy Northampton but...

Thanks gents- now back in windy Northampton but at least the humidity is down. A brief overview of the trip and a few thoughts- 52 species seen and I was basically only in the Paphos area with a...
Forum: Cyprus Saturday 31st August 2019, 18:08
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Last full day here, and as hot and humid as ever....

Last full day here, and as hot and humid as ever. Up at 0630 and took the car to Asprokremmos Dam again- still hundreds of Spanish Sparrows and the Masked Shrike, joined today by a juvenile...
Forum: Cyprus Friday 30th August 2019, 18:21
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
No birding until late in the day today- and I...

No birding until late in the day today- and I went back to the Asprokremmos Dam first- still nothing on the water but at the amenities area the Spanish Sparrows and the Masked Shrike were still...
Forum: Cyprus Thursday 29th August 2019, 18:23
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Hi again- today got up early to go to Paphos...

Hi again- today got up early to go to Paphos headland and into the archaeological site. I first went to the shore to say hello again to the 3 Greater Sand Plovers which stay in exactly the same area...
Forum: Cyprus Wednesday 28th August 2019, 19:12
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Up to Troodos today, via the minor but very...

Up to Troodos today, via the minor but very scenic road that starts just past Aspro Dam- and early on a nice surprise with 3 Bee-eaters on wires by the road at Mamonia. As we neared Troodos a Small...
Forum: Cyprus Tuesday 27th August 2019, 18:40
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks again Lee- today I got up early at 0600...

Thanks again Lee- today I got up early at 0600 again, and went to the Asprokremmos Dam area. As has been reported on the updates on the Easy birder site, the Aspro pools are no longer, having been...
Forum: Cyprus Monday 26th August 2019, 17:58
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Not much time for birding today, but managed to...

Not much time for birding today, but managed to get out at 1715 to drive to Mandria fields as directed by Dave Gosney. The village directions are OK but the Zephyros apartments have grown rapidly to...
Forum: Cyprus Sunday 25th August 2019, 18:42
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Up early today and drove quickly to the Paphos...

Up early today and drove quickly to the Paphos sewage works again. First new bird was a great tit, but after this things grew much more exotic. As I need the sewage works huge flock of yellow...
Forum: Cyprus Saturday 24th August 2019, 18:43
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks wolfbirder- your directions are great but...

Thanks wolfbirder- your directions are great but a visit to the area will have to wait until I may possibly get the car on my own for a day. Today we went right up into the mountains- but not to...
Forum: Cyprus Friday 23rd August 2019, 18:32
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks to both of you for your advice. Today I...

Thanks to both of you for your advice. Today I did manage to get out with one of my son's to the sewage works but we only got there at about 11 a.m. and there was not much around to be honest...
Forum: Cyprus Thursday 22nd August 2019, 18:21
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks Lee. Birding can be a frustrating...

Thanks Lee. Birding can be a frustrating business. Having got up early this morning to get to the Paphos headland I anticipated the goodies mentioned in Gosney, only to find the path round the...
Forum: Cyprus Wednesday 21st August 2019, 17:56
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks Lee today I hired a car but the guy had...

Thanks Lee today I hired a car but the guy had failed to tell me yesterday that it was an automatic and he had no manuals left so I was given a driving lesson again after 49 years driving. Eventually...
Forum: Cyprus Tuesday 20th August 2019, 18:52
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Thanks Lee- I have done some basic research and...

Thanks Lee- I have done some basic research and have Dave Gosney's book and am looking at the Birdlife Cyprus site as well. My wife was unwell for most of today so I had to stay local in the burning...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 19th August 2019, 18:40
Replies: 1,130
Views: 70,047
Posted By hughm
Sorry to gatecrash the forum but I have just...

Sorry to gatecrash the forum but I have just landed at the other end of the Med on a last minute break to Cyprus- never been here before so am reporting on the Cyprus section of this forum as a...
Forum: Cyprus Monday 19th August 2019, 18:33
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By hughm
Cyprus August 2019

Hello- just arrived in Cyprus for an unexpected last minute holiday. Have never been here before so very much a novice on this island unlike Mallorca where I have been 17 times in spring.Staying at...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 15th March 2019, 22:33
Replies: 1,130
Views: 70,047
Posted By hughm
James- if you look back at my reports from Port...

James- if you look back at my reports from Port de Pollenca in 2017 you will see that the main problem for the formerly reliable site at the Pollensa Park Hotel area has been the decision of the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Monday 4th February 2019, 19:18
Replies: 1,130
Views: 70,047
Posted By hughm
Regards to all those who post on here- nice to...

Regards to all those who post on here- nice to see La Gola open again- Bon Dia Cristina. I remember the first time we came to Mallorca in 2000 with a 1 year old in a buggy- we got the buggy and child...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 29th March 2018, 20:32
Replies: 1,413
Views: 117,970
Posted By hughm
Greetings to all birders in or going to Mallorca-...

Greetings to all birders in or going to Mallorca- for the first time in 16 years I will not be there this Easter as my teenagers have got fed up with beach holidays and so we are going to a farm at...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 12th January 2018, 14:53
Replies: 1,413
Views: 117,970
Posted By hughm
Sorry to be rather late in wishing Mike et al a...

Sorry to be rather late in wishing Mike et al a happy new year. Unfortunately, for the first time in 17 years I will not be coming to Mallorca at Easter- a combination of my wife's chronic illnesses...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Sunday 25th June 2017, 20:10
Replies: 1,658
Views: 252,719
Posted By hughm
Hi again- re the Scops Owls in the Pollensa Park...

Hi again- re the Scops Owls in the Pollensa Park area- the "renovations" to the Pollentia Hotel are in fact in my opinion a deliberate blocking up of the traditional nest site at the rear of the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Friday 14th April 2017, 18:49
Replies: 1,658
Views: 252,719
Posted By hughm
Last day and early along the Boquer but it was...

Last day and early along the Boquer but it was very quiet- just Booted Eagles and a distant BRThrush song flighting, and also very nice to meet Chris and talk of the CHOG, Stanpit Marsh and...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Thursday 13th April 2017, 19:30
Replies: 1,658
Views: 252,719
Posted By hughm
Penultimate day already- how the days fly by....

Penultimate day already- how the days fly by. First trip today to Albufereta where the GWEgret is still around showing nicely with Grey and Purple Herons nearby for comparison. Nothing very startling...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Wednesday 12th April 2017, 19:47
Replies: 1,658
Views: 252,719
Posted By hughm
Temmincks are certainly seen on the island -...

Temmincks are certainly seen on the island - there were 4 last Wednesday at Albufera. Went back there today with a much earlier start and calm weather, with great results. Just 50 metres from the...
Forum: Spain including the Canary & Balearic Isles Tuesday 11th April 2017, 20:01
Replies: 1,658
Views: 252,719
Posted By hughm
Report must be quite brief tonight as my wife has...

Report must be quite brief tonight as my wife has one of her almost constant migraines and her ME is bad too. To Deia this morning but little of note on the journey. Deia is a nightmare to find a...
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