A fair day in the morning with brief thunderstorms in the North and center of the island around noon and wind afterwards. Here are the highlights of the day out:

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PHOTO: Migrating Spanish Sparrows (Passer hispaniolensis) at Petra. At the coast road where the port is, search among the Poplar trees and the Oleanders by them. Small flocks arrived and left the site continually (09:00).


400+ Spanish Sparrows, in 15′!

2 Rüppell’s Warblers (Sylvia rueppelli)

1 Orphean Warbler (Sylvia crassirostris)

20 Alpine Swifts (Apus melba)

TRACK NEAR NAPI (during a suddent storm)

4 Orphean Warblers (Sylvia crassirostris)- 3 singing males

2 Lesser Whitethroats (Sylvia curruca)

3 Woodchat Shrikes (Lanius serrator)

2 Hoopoes (Upupa epops)

1 Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopus medius)

2 Turtle Doves (Streptopelia turtur)

1 Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)

4 Ortolan Buntings (Emberiza hortulana)-all of them in a single Oak tree

1 Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

1 Buzzard (Buteo buteo)


10 Glossy Ibisses (Plegadis falcinellus)

2 Stone Curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus)– S fields

50+ Wood Sandpipers (Tringa glareola)

1 Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)- NW corner pool

3 Temminck’s Stints (Calidris temminckii)- sewage treatment unit canal

11 White-winged Terns (Chlidonias leucopterus), 1st pan on NW corner

15 Common Terns (Sterna hirundo)

2 Little Terns (Sterna albifrons)

10 Short-toed Larks (Calandrella brachydactyla)- S fields

2 Tawny Pipits (Anthus campestris)- S fields

6 Winchats (Saxicola rubetra)- S fields

1 Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), a male

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…