Sunday, 18 May 2014

Cyprus - May 2014

Zakaki tip and Ladies Mile
Had 2 visits to this area one in heavy rain and one in sunshine.
Birds seen included. Greenshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Black winged Stilt, Ruff, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper,Kentish Plover, Little Stint, Temmincks Stint, Little Bittern, Purple Heron, Ferruginous Duck, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Little Tern, Citrine Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail (Blue headed, Black headed), Turnstone, Pallid Swift.

Paphos area: this included Mandria, Agia Varvara, Kouklia, Asprokremnos Res, Mavrokolympos Res.

Mandria produced Collared Pratincole, Stone Curlew, Northern Wheatear, Short toed Lark, Black Francolin, Eleanora's Falcon, Marsh Harrier, Shag, Mediterranean Shearwater(off shore), Whiskered tern and Fan tailed Warbler.
At Agia Varvara were at least 30 Kestrels, Lesser Kestrel, Red footed Falcon, Little Owl, Roller, Great spotted Cuckoo, Black eared Wheatear, Whinchat, Spectacled Warbler, Hoopoe, Stone Curlew and Montague's Harrier.
The 'Finikas' end of the Asprokremnos Res. had Alpine Swift, Red rumped Swallow, Pied Flycatcher, Long legged Buzzard and Bonelli's Eagle.
Kouklia pools were completely dry. The Orchards had Bee eater and Long legged Buzzard but little else. Mavrokolylympus Res was also quiet.
Bonelli's Eagle, Kholetria
Alpine Swift, Kholetria
Alpine Swift
Black eared Wheatear, Agia Varvara
Crested Lark, juv., Mandria
Collared Pratincole, Mandria
Collared Pratincole
Hoopoe, Agia Varvara
Bee eater, Kouklia

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