20 April – Antissa and Polihnitos areas

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PHOTO 1: Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Here are some highlights from yesterday’s day out (mine and of John Bowers):


2 singing Cretzschmar’s Bunting

2 male Golder Orioles  (Oriolus oriolus)

2 Cuckoos (Cuculus canorus)

2 pairs of Isabelline Wheathear (Oenanthe isabellina)

3 Masked Shrikes (Lanius nubicus)

2 Rock Nuthatches (Sitta neumayer)

5 overflying Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus)


7 singing Cinereous Buntings (Emberiza cineracea)

1 singing Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)

2 Isabelline Wheathears (Oenanthe isabellina)

4 Sub-alpine Warblers (Sylvia cantillans)

2 Nightingales (Luscinia megarynchos)

1 Sombre Tit (Parus lugubris)

1 Chuckar (Alectoris chuckar)- heard close but not seen…

2 Wood Larks (Lullula arborea) seen well and a few more heard singing near the top

1 male Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)


several of flocks of Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis)seen passing outside Molivos (200+ birds, just while driving..!)

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PHOTO 2: Woodlark (Lullula arborea)


4 male Red-footed Falcons (Falco vespertinus)

1 Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

flocks of passing Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis)

singing Olivaceous Warblers (Iduna pallida)

1 female Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)


1 Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

12 Wood Sandpipers (Tringa glareola)

5 Green Sandpipers (Tringa ochropus)

3 Spotted Redshanks (Tringa erythropus)

5 Common Redshanks (Tringa totanus)

Polihnitos Salt Pans are to be flooded this week with salt water, so many parts are dried during these days.

Αυτές τις μέρες είμαι έξω για ξεναγήσεις παρατήρησης πουλιών και φύσης και δεν προλαβαίνω να γράψω τις αναρτήσεις σε δύο γλώσσες… Επαναπαύομαι στο ότι ξέρουμε κάπως τα αγγλικά μας όλοι και υπόσχομαι να τα μεταφράσω μόλις έχω περισσότερο χρόνο…


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