Monday, 23 May 2011

Cyprus -2011 Part 3

Red rumped Swallow, Nr Nata

Cattle Egret, Asprokremnos Res.

Cattle Egret

Little Owl, Dhiarizos valley

Juvenile Cretzschmar's Bunting

Eleonora's Falcon, Phasouri

Red backed Shrike

Bee eater

Bee eater

Cyprus warbler

Cyprus warbler

Sardinian warbler

Gossy Ibis, Phasouri reedbeds

Black eared Wheatear, Paphos headland
Tree Pipit, Asprokremnos Dam

Tuesday 24th May

The final images from a very relaxing trip to Cyprus. Saw a good deal of the wildlife Cyprus has to offer including 78 bird species. Nothing particularly amazing or unexpected but many 'quality' birds. What was perhaps interesting was a few species we didn't see such as Hoopoe, Long legged Buzzard and Woodchat Shrike and the apparent decline in numbers of Spanish sparrow and Corn Bunting. Black Francolin could be heard and occasionally seen in their usual areas and Eleonora's Falcons were found along the cliffs much closer to Paphos than in previous years to my knowledge. The people we met on our travels were great, the beer awful but Feta and Spinach pie proved an ideal lunchtime substitute for Pork pie!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great trip Bob,love the Bee Eater with fly,great capture.
    Wonderful Bird species,great ticks.
    John and Sue.