Thursday, 24 May 2012

Cyprus, May 2012

Thursday 24th May 2012
White Pelican, 1st year Cape Drapano
Very quiet day in the Tame valley judging  from the locations I visited today. Best I could do was a Cuckoo and 3 Common Terns at Cliff pool, Kingsbury. There was a good deal more activity on canal pool though with all the Carp on the Surface, presumably spawning or preparing to. So a few more images from Cyprus. The highlight of the trip in birding terms was probably a 1st year White Pelican which spent an afternoon circling high over the north side of the Arkamas before being relocated at Cape Drapano, finally landing on Geronisos island amidst the agitated Yellow legged gulls.
White Pelican
White Pelican with Hooded Crow escort
White Pelican on Geronisos island being mobbed by Yellow legged Gulls
Little Bittern - found at most waterside locations
Squacco, common
Bee-eater - 'if you just come a little closer'
Temminck's Stint, Lady's Mile
Curlew Sandpiper, Lady's Mile

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great trip Bob,you seemed to have nailed some super Birds,look forward to seeing more from Cyprus.