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Old Thursday 31st May 2018, 11:38   #126
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28 May 2018 Tsiknias River mouth
Rufous bush-robin active and photographed at the Tsiknias River mouth.
Photo by kind permission of Albert & Christa van Gulijk



31 May 2018 Anaxos - More Rosey Starlings
in a mulberry tree.
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31 May 2018 - Ipsilou - 2 golden eagles

31/05/18 Ipsilou Golden Eagles
The finder reports that 2 sub-adult Golden Eagles were initially sitting in trees immediately south of the return road, from the top of Ipsilou Monastery. The screen grab below ( by permission ) was taken after they had flown across the valley.
A great double record for Lesvos.
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01 June 2018
Skala Kalloni Salt Pans and surrounds - a few sightings notified by holidaying birders
Short-toed eagle and 4 Black Storks at Christou River.
3 Whiskered terns, 1 Black tern and 5 Slender-billed gulls at SK saltpans.
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04 June 2018 - Mute Swan, Tsiknias River

Some highlights reported on Observado today 04/06/18 :
Tsiknias River:
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor

Alykes, channel adjacent race track :
Black Tern - Chlidonias niger
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Mesa Wetland:
Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus x 6
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus x2
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The birds below stated as still present on Observado.
However the pelicans are given as in the sea , off shore of Mesa.

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Some highlights reported on Observado today 04/06/18 :
Tsiknias River:
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor

Alykes, channel adjacent race track :
Black Tern - Chlidonias niger
Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica
Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida

Mesa Wetland:
Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus x 6
Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus x2
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6 June 2018 Spur Winged Plover/ Auduin's Gulls

06/06/18
Kalloni Salt Pans
A visiting birder discovered a spur-winged plover in one of the channels.
In addition six Auduin's Gulls at the Salt Pans.
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I thought I'd better say something as there's little reporting going on at the moment.
Given that it's the height of summer, it's not to be unexpected.
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Species List from our Visit this Spring.
Species List - 22/04 to 18/05/2018
23/04/2018 Alpine Swift - Tachymarptis melba 1 seen
28/04/2018 Audouin's Gull - Ichthyaetus audouinii 2 seen
22/04/2018 Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica 1 adult in breeding area, seen
23/04/2018 Black Stork - Ciconia nigra 1 seen
27/04/2018 Black-crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax 3 seen
06/05/2018 Black-eared Wheatear - Oenanthe hispanica 2 adult breeding, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Black-headed Bunting - Emberiza melanocephala 1 Male, adult breeding, seen and heard
02/05/2018 Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus 1 subadult, seen
23/04/2018 Black-headed Wagtail - Motacilla flava feldegg 1 Male, seen
01/05/2018 Black-necked Grebe - Podiceps nigricollis 1 Male, seen
23/04/2018 Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus 5 seen
03/05/2018 Blue Rock Thrush - Monticola solitarius 1 Male, seen and heard
28/04/2018 Blue Rock Thrush - Monticola solitarius 1 Male, seen and heard
23/04/2018 Cetti's Warbler - Cettia cetti 1 seen and heard
10/05/2018 Chukar Partridge - Alectoris chukar 1 adult, seen
24/04/2018 Cinereous Bunting - Emberiza cineracea 1 Male, adult, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Cirl Bunting - Emberiza cirlus 1 Male, adult, seen and heard
01/05/2018 Citrine Wagtail - Motacilla citreola 1 Male, adult breeding, female seen 03/05
30/04/2018 Collared Flycatcher - Ficedula albicollis 2 Male, seen and heard
01/05/2018 Collared Pratincole - Glareola pratincola 3
24/04/2018 Common Blackbird - Turdus merula 1 Male, adult, seen
24/04/2018 Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo 1 seen and heard
23/04/2018 Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs 1
15/05/2018 Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus 1 Male, seen and heard
23/04/2018 Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia 8 adult, seen
22/04/2018 Common House Martin - Delichon urbicum 1 seen
30/04/2018 Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus 1 seen
26/04/2018 Common Kestrel / Lesser Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus/ naumanni 1 Female, adult, seen
24/04/2018 Common Linnet - Linaria cannabina 1 seen and heard
23/04/2018 Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus 3 seen and heard
23/04/2018 Common Nightingale - Luscinia megarhynchos 1 seen and heard
13/05/2018 Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula 1 seen and heard
11/05/2018 Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos 1 seen
05/05/2018 common shelduck (Tadorna tadorna) 2 seen
29/04/2018 Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris 1 seen
15/05/2018 Common Swift - Apus apus 1 seen
22/04/2018 Common Tern - Sterna hirundo 1 seen and heard
02/05/2018 Common Whitethroat - Sylvia communis 1 adult, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Corn Bunting - Emberiza calandra 1 seen and heard
23/04/2018 Crested Lark - Galerida cristata 1 seen and heard
30/04/2018 Cretzschmar's Bunting - Emberiza caesia 2 adult, seen
13/05/2018 Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea 8 (real count), adult, seen
15/05/2018 Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus 2 (real count), juvenile, seen
14/05/2018 Eastern Bonelli's Warbler - Phylloscopus orientalis 2 seen and heard
22/04/2018 Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Iduna pallida 1 seen and heard
03/05/2018 Eastern Orphean Warbler - Sylvia crassirostris 1 Male, seen and heard
30/04/2018 Eleonora's Falcon - Falco eleonorae 1 seen
24/04/2018 Eurasian Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla 1 Male, adult, seen
23/04/2018 Eurasian Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus 1 seen and heard
03/05/2018 Eurasian Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto 2
23/04/2018 Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra 1 seen and heard
24/04/2018 Eurasian Crag Martin - Ptyonoprogne rupestris 1 adult in breeding area, heard
06/05/2018 Eurasian Golden Oriole - Oriolus oriolus 30 (estimated), seen and heard
09/05/2018 Eurasian Hobby - Falco subbuteo 2 adult breeding, seen
07/05/2018 Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops 1 adult, seen and heard
05/05/2018 Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius 1 adult, seen
06/05/2018 Eurasian Nuthatch - Sitta europaea 1 adult, seen
23/04/2018 Eurasian Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus scirpaceus 2 (real count), adult, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Eurasian Scops Owl - Otus scops 1 seen
06/05/2018 Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus , 1 seen
25/04/2018 Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia 1 seen
27/04/2018 Eurasian Stone-curlew - Burhinus oedicnemus 2 adult breeding, adult in breeding area, seen
14/05/2018 Eurasian Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes 1 seen and heard
02/05/2018 European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster 8 adult breeding, seen and heard
24/04/2018 European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis 1 adult, seen and heard
23/04/2018 European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris 1 adult, seen and heard
23/04/2018 European Honey Buzzard - Pernis apivorus 1 Male, adult breeding, seen
26/04/2018 European Pied Flycatcher - Ficedula hypoleuca 1 Male, seen
14/05/2018 European Robin - Erithacus rubecula 1 seen and heard
15/05/2018 European Serin - Serinus serinus 4 (real count), adult, foraging, seen and heard
24/04/2018 European Shag - Phalacrocorax aristotelis 2 seen
30/04/2018 European Stonechat - Saxicola rubicola 1 Male, seen and heard
28/04/2018 European Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur 1 adult breeding, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Feral Pigeon - Columba livia forma domestica 1 seen
03/05/2018 Garganey - Spatula querquedula 4 adult breeding, seen and heard
02/05/2018 Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus 6 seen
22/04/2018 Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea 1 seen
11/05/2018 Great cormerant - Phalacrocorax crispus 1 seen
01/05/2018 Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus 1 seen
27/04/2018 Great Egret - Ardea alba 1 seen
23/04/2018 Great Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus arundinaceus 1 seen and heard
30/04/2018 Great Snipe - Gallinago media 1 seen , 1 also seen at Mesa wetland 04/05
18/05/2018 Great Spotted Cuckoo - Clamator glandarius 2 subadult, seen and heard
23/04/2018 Great Tit - Parus major 1 Male, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Greater Flamingo - Phoenicopterus roseus 1 foraging, seen
03/05/2018 Greater Short-toed Lark - Calandrella brachydactyla 1 seen and heard
03/05/2018 Greater Short-toed Lark - Calandrella brachydactyla 1 seen and heard
25/04/2018 Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus 1 seen
22/04/2018 Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola 2 subadult, seen
15/05/2018 Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea 1 seen
23/04/2018 Gull-billed Tern - Gelochelidon nilotica 28 (real count), seen
17/05/2018 Hawfinch - Coccothraustes coccothraustes 2 adult, seen and heard
23/04/2018 Hen Harrier - Circus cyaneus 1 juvenile , adult male also seen 06/05
07/05/2018 Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix 1 adult, seen and heard
22/04/2018 House Sparrow - Passer domesticus 1 seen
06/05/2018 Icterine Warbler - Hippolais icterina 1 adult, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina 3 adult, seen and heard
28/04/2018 Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus 2 Male, seen
29/04/2018 Krüper's Nuthatch - Sitta krueperi 1 Male, (real count), adult breeding, adult in breeding area, seen and heard
27/04/2018 Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor 1 Male, adult, seen
26/04/2018 Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni 3 adult breeding, foraging, seen
06/05/2018 Lesser Whitethroat - Sylvia curruca 1 Male, seen and heard
27/04/2018 Little Bittern - Ixobrychus minutus 1 adult, foraging, seen
23/04/2018 Little Crake - Porzana parva 3 (real count), adult, seen and heard , also 1 female 27/04
22/04/2018 Little Egret - Egretta garzetta 3 seen
23/04/2018 Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis 6 adult, seen and heard
01/05/2018 Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus 1 seen
24/04/2018 Little Owl - Athene noctua 1 adult, seen
24/04/2018 Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius 1 seen and heard
03/05/2018 Little Stint - Calidris minuta 12 seen
22/04/2018 Little Tern - Sternula albifrons 1 adult breeding, seen and heard
13/05/2018 Long-legged Buzzard - Buteo rufinus 1 adult, seen
27/04/2018 Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos 2 seen
22/04/2018 Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis 5 adult breeding, seen
12/05/2018 Masked Shrike - Lanius nubicus 1 Male, adult breeding, seen
26/04/2018 Middle Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocoptes medius 1 seen and heard
07/05/2018 Mistle Thrush - Turdus viscivorus 1 seen
24/04/2018 Montagu's Harrier - Circus pygargus 2 seen
09/05/2018 Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis 1 Male, adult breeding, adult in breeding area, seen and heard
09/05/2018 Northern Raven - Corvus corax 2 adult, alarming, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe 1 Male, adult, seen and heard
01/05/2018 Olive-tree Warbler - Hippolais olivetorum 3 Male, seen and heard
26/04/2018 Ortolan Bunting - Emberiza hortulana 1 Female, seen
23/04/2018 Pallid Harrier - Circus macrourus 2 juvenile
23/04/2018 Pallid Swift - Apus pallidus 3 foraging, seen
01/05/2018 Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus 4 adult, adult in breeding area, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Pied Avocet - Recurvirostra avosetta 1 adult, adult in breeding area
16/05/2018 Purple Hairstreak - Favonius quercus 1 seen
26/04/2018 Purple Heron - Ardea purpurea 2 adult, heard
12/05/2018 Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio 1 Male, seen
06/05/2018 Red-footed Falcon - Falco vespertinus 1 Female, seen
22/04/2018 Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica 1 seen
22/04/2018 Red-throated Pipit - Anthus cervinus 1 adult breeding, seen
12/05/2018 River Warbler - Locustella fluviatilis 1 heard
26/04/2018 Rock Sparrow - Petronia petronia 2 seen
12/05/2018 Rock Dove - Columba livia -6 seen
04/05/2018 Rosy Starling - Pastor roseus 1 adult, seen and heard
30/04/2018 Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea 2 adult, adult in breeding area, seen and heard
22/04/2018 Ruff - Calidris pugnax 1 seen
08/05/2018 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin - Cercotrichas galactotes 2 seen
03/05/2018 Rüppell's Warbler - Sylvia ruppeli 1 Male, adult breeding, tracks
22/04/2018 Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis 5 seen
28/04/2018 Sardinian Warbler - Sylvia melanocephala 1 Male, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Scopoli's Shearwater - Calonectris diomedea 1 adult, flying south, seen
04/05/2018 Sedge Warbler - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus 3 (real count), seen and heard
09/05/2018 Short-toed Snake Eagle - Circaetus gallicus 1 seen
23/04/2018 Short-toed Treecreeper - Certhia brachydactyla 3 foraging, seen and heard
11/05/2018 Sombre Tit - Poecile lugubris 3
22/04/2018 Spanish Sparrow - Passer hispaniolensis 5 adult breeding, seen
01/05/2018 Spotted Crake - Porzana porzana 1 Male, seen
12/05/2018 Spotted Flycatcher - Muscicapa striata 1 adult, seen
22/04/2018 Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus 1 seen
04/05/2018 Spur-winged Lapwing - Vanellus spinosus 1 seen and heard
23/04/2018 Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides 3 (real count), seen
24/04/2018 Subalpine Warbler - Sylvia cantillans 1 Male, adult breeding, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Tawny Pipit - Anthus campestris 1 (real count), adult, seen and heard
24/04/2018 Temminck's Stint - Calidris temminckii 2 seen
15/05/2018 Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus 1 adult, seen
06/05/2018 Tree Pipit - Anthus trivialis 1 seen
07/05/2018 Water Rail - Rallus aquaticus 2 seen
22/04/2018 Western Barn Owl - Tyto alba 1 seen and heard
24/04/2018 Western Jackdaw ssp spermologus - Coloeus monedula spermologus 32 (estimated), adult, seen and heard
23/04/2018 Western Marsh Harrier - Circus aeruginosus 1 Female, adult, seen
17/05/2018 Western Rock Nuthatch - Sitta neumayer 1 seen and heard
26/04/2018 Western Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla flava 1 Male, adult, seen
27/04/2018 Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus 1 seen and heard
22/04/2018 Whinchat - Saxicola rubetra 1 adult breeding, seen
29/04/2018 Whiskered Tern - Chlidonias hybrida 1 seen and heard
22/04/2018 White Stork - Ciconia ciconia 1
22/04/2018 White Wagtail - Motacilla alba 2 seen
22/04/2018 Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola 1 adult, seen
26/04/2018 Wood Warbler - Phylloscopus sibilatrix 1 adult, seen
30/04/2018 Woodchat Shrike - Lanius senator 1 Male, adult, seen
24/04/2018 Woodlark - Lullula arborea 1 adult, seen and heard
28/04/2018 Yelkouan Shearwater - Puffinus yelkouan 33 (real count), seen
22/04/2018 Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis 1 seen

176 bird species
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Images

Obviously many of the above, more common species, were seen in numbers and on a daily basis.In the wake of the lack of reporting activity, here are some images from our trip in May.
Dalmatian pelicans , Mesa wetland 15/05/18
Collared pratincoles, Alykes (Kalloni SP) Wetland 01/05/18
Spotted crake , Tsiknias River 02/05/18 - record shot, seen from some distance
Bee-eater, Faneromeni 12/05/18
Ortolan Bunting , Meladia Valley Ford 26/04/18
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Great Spotted Cuckoo fledged, Molivos 28 June 2018

Great Spotted Cuckoo fledged, Molivos 28 June 2018
More evidence of great spotted cuckoo breeding on Lesvos, following that of 2016, where hooded crows hosted 3 young cuckoo ,also near Molivos.
Johan Gustafsson discovered a young bird, being fed by its hosts, in a hooded crows nest, in the grounds of the Delfinia Hotel, just outside Molivos, today
Photograph reproduced from the Lesvos Birders web site with his kind permission.
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10 July 2010 Ortolan Bunting Molivos

10 July 2010 Ortolan Bunting Molivos
Still nothing much coming through except for reports of endemics.
However a holidaying enthusiast reported and photographed a
ortolan bunting near Molivos.
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11 July 2018 - more Dalmation pelicans/GS Cuckoo update

11 July 2018
A brief report by a visiting birder:
5 Dalmatian pelican seen from NE hide
3 Short toed eagles from the Lotzaria track
Scops owl singing & showing near the school at Papiana
All the above first reported yesterday but the Pelican species confirmed today.

On 6 July a juvenile Great spotted cuckoo was filmed being fed on wires, near Molivos, by 2 hooded crows.

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13 July 2018 - Report of breeding Greater Short-toed Lark

Greater Short-toed Lark (Calandrella brachydactyla)
A visiting birder reported seeing a family group, including newly fledged young
along the Lotzaria track during week ending 14 July 2018.
Photo is mine from this spring, not last week.
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Lesvos Bird Records needed

Lesvos Bird Records required for 2016 - 2018
The administrators of Lesvos Birders (Facebook Group) are hoping to publish reports for the years 2016 - 2018, over the next year or so.
This is to build on the excellent work done by Steve Dudley from 2009 to 2015. See here to download his PDF's reports for these years.
If you have recorded your sightings on Observado.com, for these years, they will be automatically downloaded for the purpose of producing these reports.
Additional records will be very welcome and should be entered on the spread sheet referred to below and submitted to:
[email protected]
Please PM me if you would like a copy of the spread sheet to submit your records.
The full text of the article on Facebook reads as follows;
"Lesvos Birds reports for 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Steve Dudley produced the excellent Annual Reports up to and including 2015. We are now going to produce the ones for 2016 and 2017 followed by 2018.
For us to do this we need records from people who want to contribute, a spreadsheet is attached. Please use a separate spreadsheet for each year and insert your name and the year in the filename when saving. Also all records must be in English please as translation will be impossible, given the possible numbers, however the spreadsheet does allow for Scientific name, in these instances please do not use a common non English name.

Deadlines for submission are :

2016 and 2017 – end of September, aiming for production end of the year
2018 – end of December, aiming for production by end of March

All records from Observation.org have already been extracted for 2016 and 2017 so please do not send in again. Records from other systems have not been extracted at this stage. If anyone can advise how to extract all annual reports from eBird then a pointer would be appreciated, thanks.

Records can be submitted for the following :

Birds
Mammals
Reptiles and amphibians
Butterflies
Dragonflies
Insects
Moths
Locusts and crickets
Bugs
Beetles
Bees
Orchids

A separate sheet is contained for each in the Spreadsheet, please do not intermix. It will be hard to produce 2016 and 2017 retrospectively so please try and ensure the validity of your data before submission. i.e. spelling of names.

We do not have copies of the daily logs from the hotels or taverna’s for these years so again are dependant on submitters help.

All rarities should be supported by supporting information, basic notes, photographs as per any National Rarities Committee requirements.

Here is a link to species defined as Rarities in Lesvos :

http://lesvosbirdrecords.blogspot.com/…/lbrc-species-list.h…

Please submit all records to the following address :

[email protected]

The spreadsheet :

Many thanks.

Admin of Lesvos Birders Facebook Group"
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Terek Sandpiper 14/05/18 / Oriental Honey Buzzard 02/05/18

In the absence of exciting bird news ( my wife had a common buzzard and short toed eagle last week ) ,I'm posting a couple of images of star birds from earlier this year.
Hopefully return migration should begin soon.
Terek Sandpiper , Kalloni Salt Pans 14/05/18
The Terek was discovered by a party of Dutch birders in Mid May.
Surprising in that the weather was reasonably settled and the date was quite late for a Spring Migrant.
It has been just pipped at the post for star bird of the first half of 2018, by the
Oriental Honey Buzzard 02/05/18
The oriental or crested honey buzzard, was discovered by Stelios Zannetos near Mitilini , at Alifanta on May 2nd.
Terek Photos with thanks to Mattias Hofstede.
Oriental Honey Buzzard thanks to Stelios Zannetos
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Mick, many thanks. If anyone needs a copy of the spreadsheet and cannot access FaceBook just drop me a message via BF and I will send one. We are dependant on people's records to produce high quality reports.

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15 August 2018 brief report

A brief report by a visiting birder (still learning)around Kalloni Salt Pans and the Tsiknias River listed the following:
Tsiknias River
Grey heron, Tern sp, Yellow wagtail (feldegg)
Little ringed plover, broad billed sandpiper (photo)
Kalloni Salt Pans
Flamingos, Avocet, Black Winged Stilts
Hoopoe, Red Backed Shrike, flocks of Goldfinch and other usual suspects.

A further report has been submitted by a highly reputable birder,who has just returned from Lesvos
after a family holiday. Highlites as follows:
Kalloni Salt Pans :
7 Dalmatian Pelicans
28 adult and Juv Whisketed Terns
50 Little Stints at very close range
1 Broad-billed Sandpiper juv
1 Goshawk (juv perched)
plus Marsh Sandpiper, Rufous Bush RobinsPallid Swift, four sp of shrike, Black-headed Wagtails

Tsiknias river ford
2 two 1w Citrine Wagtails

Sigri
2 Marsh Warblers

Meladia Valley
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
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