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  1. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    10 May 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans Dalmatian pelicans x 6 reported by, local conservationist, Eleni Galinou Imerti Hotel , Skala Kalloni, pine trees Long eared owls , 2 young fledged, even though the pines have been, apparently trimmed. Other than the above images of all the regular migrating...
  2. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    06 May 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans A few images appearing on Face book of common migrant waders and marsh terns. Photos attached by permission of local resident ex pat , Steve Bird. Achladeri A Kr├╝per's nuthatch territory/nest site has been located by locals. No counts available sadly.
  3. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    02 May 2021 Eressos - Rufous bush chat Cercotrichas galactotes First of the season reported by local resident Steve bird
  4. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    30 April 2021 Although Greece is slowly opening up to travellers, as far as I'm aware the 21:00 to 05:00 curfew remains in place as do travel restrictions for Greek Nationals. On the birding front , most of the annual breeding bird species are now in, with European bee eater ,, black headed...
  5. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    24/04/21 Kalloni Salt Pans Eurasian Bittern Plus selection of images from the past few days , including the above, with credits as they appear on Lesvos Bird News.
  6. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    23 April 2021 Haramida - Charamida Wryneck Mesa Wetland Citrine wagtail - female Spur winged plover Ferruginous Ducks 2
  7. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Ipsilou 22/04/21 Barred Warbler Struggling for reports outside of the ordinary at the moment. However I did get permission for the attached photo today. Thanks to ASalafa Deri , on Lesvos Bird News.
  8. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    17 April 2021 - Ipsilou - Hooded wheatear After a relatively quiet time , outside of the expected species for the time of year, Eleni Galinou was able to bring us the fantastic news of a mega rarity for Greece , spotted during a migration monitoring exercise in the Petrified Forest Park zone, a...
  9. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    10 April 2021 Perama - south island , Gulf of Gera Local report of the first little crake of the season reported along with sedge warblers.
  10. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    9 April 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans E Galinou reports 14 Gull Billed Terns in at the pans. Lesvos Bird News Facebook group. Water levels at Alykes Wetland are good for anyone interested. Another spring missed due to covid.
  11. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    02 April 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans - late news Mersini Kladogeni found a Eurasian Bittern , see her photo below.
  12. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    6th April 2021 Gulf of Kalloni Yelkouan Shearwaters 3000+ as reported by Eleni Galinou Chalandra River, Eressos Collared flycatchers, night and purple Heron reported by Eressos resident Steve Bird - no counts stated Reports as they appear on Lesvos Bird News Facebook Group. Images with...
  13. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    4th April 2021 Ipsilou Area Eleni Galinou reports an influx of Cinereous and Cretzschmar's Buntings. Meladia Valley A few collared flycatchers seen. Alykes Wetland Mersini Kladogeni reports Garganey Anas querquedula and Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca at Alykes Wetland The above as reported...
  14. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    3 April 2021 Kalloni / Polichnitos Salt Pans Further evidence of ongoing migration with photographs shared on Facebook of : Glossy ibis, Purple Heron, Wood Sandpiper, Little ringed plover,Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Northern wheatears, hoopoe. No counts given. See images below reproduced by kind...
  15. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    A great place to keep up with new arrivals is Eleni's Kalloni Environmental Centre Website : Click on the link above for your up to date Lesvos Bird News. Sub-alpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans) - Mar 13, a male, Eftalou - Molivos (Christos Samaras) | Mar 28, a male, Kalloni Pans Common...
  16. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    28 March 2021 - Kalloni Salt Pans Spoonbills and Slender Billed gull As reported today on Lesvos Birders Facebook group. Local wildlife enthusiast Mirsini Kladogeni has kindly given permission to reproduce her images here. No specific dates or numbers of species are available, other that March...
  17. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    26 March 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans - Pallid Harrier Eleni Galinou found a beautiful male Pallid Harrier at Kalloni Salt Pans this morning. As reported on Lesvos Bird News Facebook Group.
  18. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    25/03/21 Eressos - Falcons My expat Eressos resident correspondent, reports on Lesvos Birders Facebook group : "A flight of 9 small Falcons over my place early morning today (Red-Footed/Hobby size)". The more likely of the two would be Red Footed Falcons. Also below a couple of images posted by...
  19. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    25 March 2021 Spur Winged Plover Alykes / Kalloni Salt Pans On a day when Lesvos endures another cold snap and Agiassos resembles a Christmas card scene , local wildlife enthusiast Petros Tsakmakis, turned up two passing Spur Winged Plovers at Alykes. Telephone photo with his kind permission...
  20. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Week commencing 21 March 2020 A influx of migrating and breeding birds has been reported this week . The weather has been described as inclement with showers , with temperatures rarely above 10c Eressos : Movements of hoopoe, barn swallow, common swift, alpine swift, black headed wagtails and...
  21. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Agios Nikolaos chapel in Papiana In the absence of other news, worth a mention this week,that white storks are back at their nests , in particular as above.
  22. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Early March 2021 The Brit "trapped" on Lesvos this last 12 months, since Marsh 2020, is about to leave the island and has submitted one final report which reads as follows : Skala Kalloni general area : "Oystercatcher and Ruff arrive along with Barn Swallows, 50 Med Gulls and up to 13 Shoveler ...
  23. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    Thanks for looking. Maybe but of more interest insect enthusiasts than birders. 13 March 2021 Barn swallows reported at Kalloni Salt Pans by Eleni.
  24. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    New Scorpion species identified on Lesvos - EUSCORPIUS LESBIACUS For those interested in insects, see HERE for the description and full text of the paper dated 31/12/20
  25. Mick Sway

    Lesvos Bird News 2021

    7 March 2021 Kalloni Salt Pans. First flock of migrating waders , ruff and black-tailed godwit, reported by Eleni Galinou today ( photo below) Eleni also reports that the original hide, south of the salt pans was severely damaged this winter and rendered unsafe. In actual fact back in 2019 when...
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