Bird news- April 21, 2023

Bird news
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Here are the highlight bird sightings for April 21, 2023:

Polichnitos Salt Pans

(Simon Mitchell)

Montagu's Harrier 1

Red-footed Falcon 2, male & female

Bee-eater 23

Alikoudi marsh

(Steve Pogson)

Little Stint 2

Great Spotted Cuckoo 3

Black Kite 1


Little Crake 1, Squacco Heron 1, at Kalami marsh (Jason Coopock)

Little Stint 6 (Graham Gavaghan)

Greater Short-toed Lark 3, Red-throated Pipit 6 (Graham Gavaghan)

Wood Sandpipers (Eleni Galinou)
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Kalloni Salt Pans

Glossy Ibis 18, flyovers at dusk (Eleni Galinou) 

Spur-winged Plover 1 at SW corner (Jim Derrick Robinson and reported all day from several observers)

Greenshank 25, Ruff 80, Wood Sandpiper 50 (Howard Vaughan)

Curlew Sandpiper 5, Little Stint 20 (Howard Vaughan)

Bar-tailed Godwit 1, Black-tailed Godwit 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Collared Pratincole 1 (John Glendinning)

Montagu's Harrier 1, male, early am (Neil Cowley)- and photo on cover!

Pallid Harrier 1 (Graham Etherington)

Red-footed Falcon 1, male, am (Ron Mac Donald)

Great Spotted Cuckoo 1 (Ron Mac Donald)

Tawny Pipit 4, pm (Eleni Galinou)

Red-throated Pipit 12, pm (Howard Vaughan)

Spanish Sparrow 100+ (pm)

Glossy Ibises (Eleni Galinou)
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Tsiknias river

Black-necked Grebe 1, sea at river mouth (Neil Cowley)

Glossy Ibis 14, pm (Ian Smith)

Spur-winged Plover 1, pm (Ian Smith)

Bee-eater 19 (Howard Vaughan)

Spanish Sparrow 800+, near village (Howard Vaughan)

Ennia Kamares (Christou)

Stone Curlew 2 (Mervyn Lloyd)

Spur-winged Plover 1, upriver from bridge

Metochi lake

Black Kite 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Steppe Buzzard 1, Long-legged Buzzard 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Red-footed Falcon 1, Hobby 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Apothika to Makara

Chukar 1 (Tasos Tsonis)

Agia Triada

Scops Owl 1, visible from road only (Steve Bird)


Filia track

Honey Buzzard 1 (Steve Bird)

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler 1

Golden Oriole 1, Collared Flycatcher 1 (Kevin)


Booted Eagle 1, light morph (Steve Bird)

Ipsilou Monastery

Golden Oriole 1 (Tasos Tsonis)

Faneromeni, Sigri

Roller 1 (Steve Bird)

Golden Oriole 3 (Terry Tossell)

Sigri to Eressos track (via Meladia Valley)

Roller 1 (Ellen Walsh)

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (Ron Mac Donald)
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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.

Roller (Steve Bird)
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