Beginning of September, Western Lesvos

Eleonora's Falcons; Lesvos

Here are some observations of passing birds from Hanneke Hendricks that was based in Eressos:



5 Goldern Orioles (Oriolus oriolus), 2 Alpine Swifts (Apus melba),

3 Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea)

Kalloni Saltpans

3 Stone Curlews (Burhinus oedicnemus), 1 Curlew (Numenius arquata),

1 Slender-billed Gull (Croicocephalus genei), 1 Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), 1 Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybridus)

1 Sand Martin (Riparia riparia), 1 Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris)

Skala Eressos Kampos

1 Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)


Skala Eressos Kampos

1 Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)


Skala Eressos Kampos

1 Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis), 1 Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)


Pithariou Reservoir

3 Short-toed Eagles (Circaetus gallicus), 15 Eleonora’s Falcons (Falco eleonorae) feeding on Dragonflies by the water!

1 Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmeus), 1 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea)

reservoirs between Eressos & Mesotopos

1 Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeroginosus), 7 Black Storks (Ciconia nigra)

Skala Eressos Kampos

1 Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus), 1 Eastern Bonelli’s Warbler (Phylloscopus orientalis)


Sigri fields

1 Lesser Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina), 2 Lesser Kestrels (Falco naummanni)

1 Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia), 2 Tawny Pipits (Anthus campestris)

near Eressos

1 Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

Eressos- Sigri track (Tsichliontas River)

1 Black Kite (Milvus migrans), 1 Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae)

Numerous Wheathears, Red-backed Shrikes (Lanius collurio), several Common Redstarts (Phoenicurus phoenicurus). Hardly any Buntings seen but 1 Cirl Bunting and 2 Corn Buntings.



3  male Hen Harriers (Circus cyaneus), 1 Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)

1 Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin (Cercotrichas galactotes)


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