Bird news - Sept 14, 2021

Bird news

Interesting sightings from today (2021-09-14). 



Kalloni Salt Pans to Tsiknias river fields (Lotzaria)

(Howard Vaughan via Lesvos Birders FB)

White Stork 1

Common Buzzard 4

Turtle Dove, Red-backed Shrikes, Bee-eaters

Tsiknias river ford 

Little Crake 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Spur-winged Plover 1 (Howard Vaughan)

Green Sandpiper 1, Greenshank 1, Little Ringed Plover 2 (Howard Vaughan via Lesvos Birders FB)

Cretzschmar's Bunting 1, M (Ian Hardy via Lesvos Birders FB)

Cretzschmar's Bunting (Ian Hardy)
Skala Kallonis

Black Kite 1, at 07:40 am (Howard Vaughan)


Sykamnia raptor watchpoint

(10:00-12:00, Howard Vaughan)

Honey Buzzard 10, Common Buzzard 4

Black Kite 2

Marsh Harrier 12, Montagu's Harrier 1, juv

Short-toed Eagle 3

Lesser Spotted Eagle 1, ad

Goshawk 3, Sparrowhawk 4

Hobby 2

Bee-eater 300+  

Yelkouan Shearwater 10, offshore

Skalochori to Petra

Raven 30 (John Schelfhorst via Observado)

Perivolis Monastery

(Howard Vaughan)

Red-breasted Flycatcher 1

4 Redstart, Hawfinch 4

Sigri to Eressos track

(Albert van Gulijk via Observado)

Eleonora's Falcon 1

Blue Rock Thrush 1

Sombre Tit, Black-eared Wheatear, Red-backed Shrike, Spotted Flycatcher, Western Rock Nuthatch

Tsichliodas river valley (Meladia)

(Albert van Gulijk via Observado)

Black Stork 2

Long-legged Buzzard 1


Between Lesvos and Chios islands (from ferry)

(Ricardo Santamaria via Ebird)

Cory's Shearwater 3, Yelkouan Shearwater 14


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.

Great Cormorants at Pithariou reservoir (Steve Bird)