Numbers of birds were reduced from Monday’s haul though there was still enough to keep you interested. Another 5:30am start proved beneficial as we saw 60 Honey Buzzards move through Cape Greco very early, with many flyovers no more than a hundred feet above us. Alongside them were a couple Hobby’s, one Osprey, two Marsh Harrier and a couple ringtail harriers, most likely Montagu’s. Bee Eaters continued to move south in high numbers along with Isabelline Wheatears, Eastern Black-eared, Northern and Cyprus Pied. Further passerines included many Whinchat, Eastern Orphean Warbler, Barred Warbler, 60 Red-rumped Swallow and two Citrine Wagtails (Achna Dam).
A second visit to Achna Dam proved fruitful as there were six Whiskered Terns feeding close to the water edge as well as good numbers of mixed waders.
|First year Curlew Sandpiper|
|First year Red-backed Shrike, the most common passerine|