Bird news- April 17, 2023

Bird news
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Here are the highlight bird sightings for April 17, 2023:

Achladeri pool

Citrine Wagtail, male (Ron Mac Donald via LB on FB)

Citrine and Black-headed Wagtail, males (Ron Mc Donald)
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Kalloni Salt Pans

Wood Sandpiper 100+, Little Stint 20 (via LB on Whatsapp)

Great Spotted Cuckoo 1, at the entrance to Racetrack (Ron Mc Donald via LB on FB)- on cover photo!

Tawny Pipit, at entrance to Racetrack (Ron Mc Donald via LB on Whatsapp)

Red-throated Pipit 10, south fields (Alexander van Twillet via Observado)

Whinchat 5+ (via LB on Whatsapp)

Tsiknias river

(via LB on Whatsapp)

Collared Pratincole 9

Glossy Ibis 10

Great Reed Warbler 2

Squacco Heron (Myrsini Kladogeni via LBN on FB)

Skala Kalloni Pool

Squacco Heron 2 ( Alexander van Twillet via Observado)

Metochi lake

Purple Heron 1 (Kevin via LB on WhatsApp)

Squacco Heron (Myrsini Kladogeni)
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(LB on FB and Whatapp group)

Bee-eater 20, Meladia Valley (by Derrick Robinson)

Turtle Dove 4, Faneromeni, Sigri (Jeff Bailey)

Golden Oriole 1, Faneromeni, Sigri (Jeff Bailey,)

Spanish Sparrow in 100s (by Derrick Robinson)

Spotted Flycathers (Jeff Bailey)

Spanish Sparrows (Derrick Robinson)
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Complete checklists submitted online can be accessed here:

e-bird  (updated throughout the year and where we submit the Kalloni EIC records in the long term)

observado- lesvos (active during April-May and September by Dutch visitor birders)

bird-track (by British visitor birders)

Share your own records

Please, submit your records via the above databases, share them on Facebook (Lesvos Bird News or Lesvos Birders groups), or send them directly to us here.

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Hirundines by the Tsiknias river (Myrsini Kladogeni via LBN on FB)
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