A brief late afternoon visit to the east and west sides of the Kalloni Salt Pans was enough to convince me that autumn migration is on its way! There is an unexpected (for this time of year) small fresh water pool at the usual place behind the sewage treatment unit at the SW corner of the Pans, formed by leakage of a pipe there (great news!).
Here are the most interesting sightings:
(at the small pool)
13 Wood Sandpipers (Tringa glareola), 2 Green Sandpipers (T. ochropus)
16 Little Ringed Plovers (Charadrius dubius), 2 Ringed Plovers (Ch. hiaticula)
1 Ruff (Calidris pugnax), 1 Redshank (Tringa totanus)
(in the pans)
6 Dalmatian Pelicans (Pelecanus crispus) – down the east track at the main road hide
1 Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
(seashore below the pans)
5 Shags (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) – on old bridge
2 Grey Plovers (Pluvialis squatarola), 3 Curlews (Numenius arquata)
Also Black-headed Gulls, Avocets and Black-winged Stilts, Little and Common Terns, Flamingos, etc.