Bird news end of July

Bird news
Black Stork, Little Egrets and Greenshanks at Metochi lake_E_Galinou

Temperatures have increased this week (26 degrees at 7:00 to 33 by 10:00, on Sunday 24/07 morning!). A visit to the wetlands from the Kalloni Salt Pans to Metochi lake was made.

Here are the highlight bird sightings:

Kalloni Pans west side

Dalmatian Pelican 7

Black Stork 1, Spoonbill 7

Curlew 2

Pied Avocets 65+, Black-winged Stilts 10

Kentish Plover 18, Little Ringed Plover 1

Redshank 13, Greenshank 2

Little Stint 71, Dunlin 1

White-winged Tern 1

Common Tern 20, Little Tern 10

Slender-billed Gull 7

Zitting Cisticola 2

Flamingos, Grey Herons, Black-headed Gulls, Great White Egret, Little White Egrets, Northern Cormorants, Pied Avocets

Kalloni Pans west and south side

Pied Avocet 30

Slender-billed Gull 1

Bee-eater 2 

Short-toed Eagle 1

Northern Wheatear 3 (juv)

Subalpine Warbler 1

Flamingos, Goldfinches, House Sparrows, Crested Larks

Dalmatian Pelican
Dalmatian Pelican and Flamingos_E. Galinou
Yellow Wagtail in the Kalloni Pans to Tsiknias fields
Yellow Wagtail in the Kalloni Pans to Tsiknias fields_E. Galinou
Tsiknias to Kalloni Pans track

Bee-eater 2

Yellow Wagtail 5

Corn Bunting 50+

House and Spanish Sparrows 150+

Woodchat Shrike 1, Masked Shrike 1

Barn Swallows, Goldfinches, Greenfinches

Tsiknias river

Great White Egret 1

Barn Swallows 20+

Cetti's Warbler 1

Metochi lake

Mallard 12, Coot 4

Black Stork 10

Little White Egret 27, Grey Heron 5

Black-winged Stilt 2

Greenshank 2

Green Sandpiper 1, Common Sandpiper 1

Black-winged Stilt
Black-winged Stilt in Metochi lake_ E. Galinou
Kerami (Potamia) reservoir and nearby olive groves

Little Grebe 12, Coot 4

Hoopoe 1

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Crag Martin 1

Black-eared Wheatear 2

Western Rock Nuthatch 2

Masked Shrike 2

Sombre Tit 1

Common Buzzard 1

Potamia hidden pool

Night Heron 1

Northern Cormorant 1

White Stork 1 (fly-over)

Coot 3, Little Grebe 5

Barn Swallow 20+

Western Rock Nuthatch by the Kerami Dam
Western Rock Nuthatch by Potamia Dam_E_Galinou
Hoopoe foraging in the shade
Hoopoe foraging in the shade_ E. Galinou
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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