Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Cyprus - 2010

The Hermit - fairly common and widespread

Jersey Tiger - found on Ivy in Pine woodland

Lang's short tailed Blue

Fan tailed Warbler - common

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

After a non-birding holiday to Cyprus its difficult to get back into blogging mode with such wonderful weather here and so much that needs doing in the garden. I didnt include the world cup because so far it hasnt raised any enthusiasm. Mainly because its been hyped to death by the various media. However, despite it not being a birding trip Jan and I spent alot of time walking in the countryside particularly in the Akamas hills in North west Cyprus. Housing development continues to eat away at the natural beauty of the island but there are still large areas of largely unspoilt countryside to explore.
We found a few birds, butterflies, reptiles and even moths to enjoy and try to photograph. Problem is then trying to identify everything, so it may be some time before I can add all the interesting creatures we found, on the blog.