A day of gale force wind, but also a reasonable movement of raptors, by Cyprus standards anyway. Not a location noted for special raptor movements, we did however log today seven Lesser Kestrel, three Eleonora's Falcon, two Bonelli's Eage, 15 Marsh and four Pallid Harriers and an Osprey. Wheatear movement increased by dusk as more and more birds found their way to the tip of the island. Totals included 12 Black-eared, 30 Northern and eight Isabelline Wheatear.
The Eleonora's Falcon image below is one of my favourites - they are so difficult to capture in flight. After chimping through a burst of 30 images, I was quite excited when I eventually found this one in focus. This is the only acceptable shot which was in focus and exposed correctly. These medium sized falcons come in various colour phases and this one was a dark phase - the most exciting in my opinion.