The highlights of this afternoon trip around Eresos with Hilary, Nicola, Heather and Margaret were: Cretzschmar’s, Cirl and Black-headed Buntings, Oliaceous Warblers, Western Rock Nuthatches, Bee-eaters, Woodchat Shrikes, Short-toed Eagle, Long-legged Buzzards etc.
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).
A HALF-DAY TRIP around the north parts of the Kalloni Gulf coast (24/11) gave us good view of 7 RAPTOR species: 4 Common Buzzards (Buteo buteo), 1 Long-legged Buzzard (B. rufinus), 2 Hen Harriers (Circus cyaneus), 2 Sparrowhawks (Accipiter nisus), 1 Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), 1 Kestrel (F. tinnunculus) and… a late/lost SHORT-TOED EAGLE!
We also had: Rock Nuthatch, Cirl Bunting, SARDINIAN WARBLER (overwintering birds around every second corner!) , Fan-tailed Warbler, DALMATIAN and WHITE PELICANS, Black Stork, Spoonbill, Greater Flamingo, Great White Egret, Slender-billed Gull etc