Monday, 27 April 2015

Lesvos - Day 2

Didn't manage to get any photos today but we had a great day. We started off at the inland lake before breakfast and in superb morning light we watched 4 Little Crakes, 6 Little Bitterns, Little Grebes, Squacco Herons, Great Reed, Reed and Sedge Warblers and a low flying Long-legged Buzzard.

After breakfast we set off to the west of the island. Our first stop produced Blue Rock Thrush, Crag Martins, Cirl Buntings and Rock Sparrow.

Further on a quick roadside stop for two Eleanora's Falcons was followed a little later by prolonged views of a single Eleanora's hunting low over a hillside. Woodchat Shrikes, Black-eared, Northern and Isabelline Wheatears were seen before we head for the coast at Sigri.

On the beach we had two Citrine Wagtails, Little Ringed Plovers, and a Lesser Emperor Dragonfly.

Down by the River Ford we watched up to 5 Collared, 4 Pied and several Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Blackcaps and a few Yellow Wagtails. On our way back a short stop found 10 Little stints, 2 Marsh Sandpipers, Zitting Cisticola, and 2 Lesser Kestrels.

As we made our way back we found 4 Chukar plus better views of Isabelline Wheatear and Black-headed Bunting.

Back at the Salt pans were 55 Whiskered Terns, a Peregrine and the usual array of shorebirds.

At the hotel we once again spotted the Great Bittern.

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