Bird news - April 19, 2023

Bird news
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Here are the highlight bird sightings for April 19, 2023 (with a thunderstorm around noon at the N parts of the island):

Achladeri Pool

Wood Sandpiper 2,  Little Egret 4 (Eleni Galinou)

Achladeri forest

Tree Pipit 4, Masked Shrike 1 (Eleni Galinou)

Messa wetland

Black Stork 3, pm (Eleni Galinou)

Squacco Heron 1 (Eleni Galinou)

Steppe Buzzard 1 (Kevin ?)

Masked Shrike (Eleni Galinou)
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Kalloni Salt Pans

Black-necked Grebe 2, in the sea (Jason Coppock)

Common Crane 1, brought down by the rain (Jason Coppock) - and cover photo!

Dalmatian Pelican 1, south fields (Alexander van Twillert)

Spoonbill 5, NE corner (Jason Coppock)

Glossy Ibis 4 (Eleni Galinou)

Gull-billed Tern 1 (Eleni Galinou)

Curlew Sandpiper 2, south fields (Jason Coppock)

Short-toed Lark 8, south fields (Jason Coppock)

Montague's Harrier 1, male, am (1st reported by Jeff Bailey, 7:00 am)

Spanish Sparrow 350+ (pm)

Montague's Harrier (Michael Bakas)
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Dalmatian Pelican (Alexander van Twillert)
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Gull-billed Tern (Eleni Galinou)
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Tsiknias river

Glossy Ibis 10 (Jason Coopock)

Turtle Dove 19 (Jason Coopock)

Tree Pipit 2 (Jason Coopock)

Bee-eater 14, pm (Chris Manning)

Skala Kalloni pool

Squacco Heron 1 (Alexander van Twillert)

Skala Kalloni settlement

Booted Eagle 1, dark morph ((Leon Berthou)

Ennia Kamares (Christou)

Stone Curlew 2 (Derrick Robinson)

Bar-tailed Godwit 1 (Jason Coppock)

Zitting Cisticola 1 (Leon Berthou)

Old Potamia reservoir

Night Heron 1 (Styliannos Zannetos)

Metochi lake

Little Craκe (Jason Coopock)



Spur-winged Plover 1 (Alexander van Twillert)

Molivos reservoir

Masked and Woodchat Shrikes (Alexander van Twillert)


Faneromeni, Sigri

Little & Temminck Stints, by the coastal small pool (Ron Mac Donald)

Bee-eater 4 (Ron Mac Donald)

Collared, Pied & Spotted Flycatchers (Ron Mac Donald)

Sigri to Eressos track (via Meladia Valley)

Collared Flycatcher 1, male at the chapel (Ron Mac Donald)

Red-breasted Flycatcher 1, at the chapel (Ron Mac Donald)

Squacco Heron (Eleni Galinou)
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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)

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