MARCH  2010

REPORT FROM KISSAMOS BAY AREA

Highlight of the month PIED KINGFISHER Ceryle rudis on the 13th

Migrants arriving in good numbers now.

Barn Swallow on the 3rd

Nightjar on the 6th

50+ Common Buzzard move north on the 7th 10th  11th and 12th

Subalpine Warblers arrive on the 8th and Lesser Kestrels seen.

On the 9th our first sighting of Ruppell’s Warbler and a Woodchat Shrike makes its appearance.

First Swifts seen 10th

Alpine Swift and Tree Pipit, Goshawk and Marsh Harrier on the 11th

Yellow Wagtails, Wood and Green Sandpipers on the 12th

The Black Redstarts depart their night roosts on the 13th

Pallid Harrier on the 21st

Red-rumped Swallow seen on the 27st

Visits to Agia on the 2nd 12th and 17th

A four day visit to Omalos 17TH-20TH

We get really excellent views of Lammergeier at Omalos and our first for some time now of one over Gramvousa on the 21st.

Also at Omalos an adult and juvenile Golden Eagle circle over us.

A wander along Gramvousa on the 28th for migrants at Agios Arini church, with good Bonelli’s views.

Plants seem really early with the Omalos species in flower mid month even though night temperatures were down to -5oC on the 18th

SPECIES FOR THE MONTH…… 108 SPECIES

Mallard… Gadwall… Shoveler… Wigeon…Teal… Garganey… Pochard… Ferruginous Duck… Tufted Duck… Chukar… Quail… Corncrake [heard]… Little Grebe… Cory’s Shearwater…Shag… Night Heron… Little Egret…Grey Heron…Lammergeier…Griffon Vulture…Golden Eagle… Booted Eagle… Bonelli’s Eagle… Marsh Harrier… Pallid Harrier… Long-legged Buzzard… Steppe Buzzard… Common Buzzard… Sparrowhawk… Goshawk…Kestrel… Lesser Kestrel… Peregrine Falcon… Little Crake… Moorhen… Coot… Little Ringed Plover… Wood Sandpiper… Green Sandpiper… Common Sandpiper… Redshank…Snipe… Yellow-legged Gull… Lesser Black-backed Gull… Sandwich Tern… Rock Dove… Wood Pigeon… Collared Dove… Barn Owl… Scops Owl… Nightjar… Swift… Pallid Swift…Alpine Swift… Hoopoe… Kingfisher… Pied Kingfisher… Wryneck… Crested Lark… Woodlark… Crag Martin… Barn Swallow… Red-rumped Swallow… House Martin… Tawny Pipit, Water Pipit… Meadow Pipit…Tree Pipit… White Wagtail… Yellow Wagtail…Robin… Nightingale… Black Redstart… Northern Wheatear… Isabelline Wheatear…Stonechat… Song Thrush… Blackbird… Blue Rock Thrush… Blackcap… Sardinian Warbler… Ruppell’s Warbler… Subalpine Warbler … Sedge Warbler… Cetti’s Warbler… Willow Warbler… Wood Warbler… Chiffchaff… Wren… Semi-collared  Flycatcher… Great Tit… Blue Tit… Woodchat Shrike… Jay… Chough… Hooded Crow… Raven…House Sparrow… Italian Sparrow… Spanish Sparrow…Chaffinch… Linnet… Goldfinch…. Greenfinch…Serin… Reed Bunting… Cirl Bunting… Corn Bunting

ALL PHOTOS by and © C&S


Picture 01 Pied Kingfisher at Platanos 13-03


Picture 02 Juv.Golden Eagle and buzzard at Omalos 20-03


Picture 03 Adult and juv. Golden Eagle at Omalos 20-03


Picture 04 Adult and juv. Golden Eagle at Omalos 20-03


Picture 05 Hoopoe 11-03


Picture 06 One of our breeding Chaffinch pair 24-03


Picture 07 Ophry’s spruneri Orchid 05-03


Picture 08 Cat Snake 15-03


Picture 09 Lammergeier over Omalos plateau 18-03


Picture 10 Lammergeier over Omalos carrying bone 19-03


Picture 11 Blue Tit 27-03


Picture 12 Female Semi-collared Flycatcher at Agios Erini 29-03


Picture 13 Male Semi-collared Flycatcher at Agios Erini 28-03


Picture 14 Pale morph Booted Eagle 27-03


Picture 15 Butterfly Orchid in our olive grove 01-03


Picture 16 Goldfinch on our grapevine 27-03


Picture 17 Hoopoe with erect crest at Agios Erini 28-03


Picture 18 Hunting Common Buzzard near the house 10-03


Picture 19 Wheatear 13-03


Picture 20 Pied Kingfisher at Platanos 13-03


Picture 21 Snipe at Omalos pools 20-03


Picture 22 Snipe at Platanos 13-03


Picture 23 Male Subalpine Warbler 23-03


Picture 24 Wren at Omalos 19-03


Picture 25 Wryneck near the house 11-03


Picture 26 Yellow Wagtail [Feldegg] 17-03


Picture 27 Yellow-legged Gull 09-03


Picture 28 Subalpine Warbler 11-03


Picture 29 Lammergeier retrieving dropped bone on Screed slopes at Gigilos 19-03


Picture 30 Balkan Green Lizard with Egyptian Grasshopper 12-03
 
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