Beginning of┬áMay 2016, full-day trip around WESTERN LESVOS

Roller; Lesvos

A very warm sunny day with moderate intensity wind towards the afternoon.

The highlights of this full-day (08:30-19:30) guided birding trip around ERESSOS, SIGRI and ANTISSA areas were:

ELEONORA’S FALCONS, LESSER KESTREL, Little Bitterns, Bittern, Yelkouan Shearwaters, Rock Dove, Little Owls, Alpine Swift, Hoopoe, ROLLER, Bee-eaters, Red-rumped Swallows (at mid-day roost!), CITRINE WAGTAIL (a female), RUFOUS BUSH ROBINS, ISABELLINE and Black-eared Wheathears, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Olivaceous Warblers, RED-BREASTED FLYCACHER, many BLACK-HEADED BUNTINGS etc and of course CRETZSHMAR’S and CINEREOUS BUNTINGS.

 

Beginning of April 2016, half-day trip around WESTERN LESVOS

Hoopoe; Lesvos

The highlights of this half-day (08:30-14:30) guided birding trip around ERESSOS, with Hilary R. were:

CINEREOUS, CRETZSCHMAR’S and Cirl Buntings, Black-eared and Isabelline Wheathears, Collared  and Pied Flycatcher, Spanish Sparrows, Red-rumped Swallows, EASTERN ORPHEAN WARBLERS, Tawny and Tree Pipits, Western Rock Nuthatch, GOLDEN ORIOLE, Little Owl, LESSER KESTRELS, Long-legged Buzzards and more!

We saw the 1st fledgling Stonechat of this year’s Spring! Also several resident bird species providing to their young (Corn Bunting, Crested Larks etc).