CRETE Bird Report Oct 16th – 23rd 2007
Oct 16th Travel to Iraklion
Oct 17th Iraklion harbour, Giofiros river, Vori, Fanernomi Reservoir, Spili, Petres River and Spilia.
Oct 18th Ag. Stephenos, Rotunda, Afrata, Deliana Gorge.
Oct 19th Spilia, Panagia church, Kolimbari, Tavronitis river, Agia reservoir, Meskla, Zourva and Theriso Gorge.
Oct 20th Spilia, Rodopos and Rodopou peninsula, Ag. Ioannis Giona and Ag, Pavlos.
Oct 21st Agia reservoir, Mournies, Kalahori, Diktanos Gorge, Vrysses and Georgioupolis.
Oct 22nd Pangalohori, Moni Arkadi, Eletherna and Margarites and Panormos.
Oct 23rd Pangalohori, Old road to Iraklion, Amnissos beach.
Little Grebe 20+ at Agia Res on 19th & 21st Oct
Black-necked Grebe 15-20 at Fanernomi Res on 17th Oct.
Night Heron 1 juv at Agia Res on 19th Oct.
Squacco Heron 1+ at Agia Res on 19th Oct.
Little Egret 1 on coast at Iraklion and 4 on river Giofiros at Iraklion, 1 at Agia Res on 19th and 21st.
Garganey 10+ at Agia on 19th Oct.
Shoveler 20+ at Agia on 19th Oct.and 21st Oct.
Ferruginous Duck 2+ at Agia on 19th Oct.
Pochard 20+ at Agia on 19th and 10+ there on 21st.
Buzzard Common, singles and pairs seen daily throughout.
Kestrel 1 at Deliana Gorge on 18th Oct.
Moorhen Flocks of 100+ with juvs at Georgioupolis and Agia Res.
Coot Large flocks 400+ at Fanernomi, Agia Res and Georgioupolis Lake
Snipe 4 at Georgioupolis Lake on 21st
Common Sandpiper 1 in harbour at Panormos
Herring Gull A few at Heraklion harbour and Amnisos beach.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 juveniles possibly this species.
Common Tern 1 at Georgioupolis Lake on 22nd Oct.
Rock Dove 10+ possible type on Rodopou peninsula
Collared Dove Common in towns and villages everywhere.
Barn Owl One seen in Plane Tree in Platanias Square Spilia on 17th & 18th Oct at 9.00pm.
Scops Owl Heard at Spilia Village Hotel on evening of 17th.
Kingfisher 3+ at Agia on 19th Oct and 1 there 20th Oct. 1 at Panormos harbour 22nd Oct.
Crested Lark Several near Kolimbari and on the Rodopou Pen.
Woodlark Several on Rodopou Peninsula on 20th Oct.
Swallow 2 at Agia Reservoir on 19th Oct.
Grey Wagtail 1 at Nat Hist Mus Iraklion on 17th and 1 on 19th at Tavronitis river.
White Wagtail 2+ juvs at Ag. Ioannis Gionis, Rodopou Peninsula. 1 on 21st at Diktanos Gorge, Katohori. 1 at Arkadi Moni 22nd Oct.
Wren Heard on several days in Deliana and Diktanos Gorges and near Afrata.
Robin Common singing on winter territory everywhere.
Redstart 1 female on 18th at Rotunda and a male and female on 20th at Ag. Ioannis Gionis, Rodopou.
Stonechat Seen daily in the west 18th-21st Oct.
Blackbird Common everywhere.
Cetti’s Warbler Heard on 5 days.
Fan-tailed Warbler One heard near Tavronitis river 19th Oct.
Sardinian Warbler Common seen several times daily.
Blackcap Several on 20th Oct at Spilia and Rodopou peninsula
Chiffchaff Seen Afrata on 19th
Willow Warbler 3+ on Tamarisks at Afrata on 18th and at Ag. Ioannis, Gionis chapel on 20th Oct.
Spotted Flycatcher 1 at Afrata on 20th Oct.
Pied Flycatcher 1+ on Rodopou peninsula on 20th Oct.
Bluetit Common in gorges.
Great Tit Common
Jackdaw Two flocks 100+ one at Arkadi Moni on 22nd and on old Iraklion road on 23rd.
Hooded Crow Common
Raven Heard frequently in gorges and out on peninsulas and in uplands.
Italian Sparrow Common in villages and in the countryside daily.
Chaffinch Seen in olive groves 17th-19th Oct.
Greenfinch Seen on 18th Oct at Afrata.
Goldfinch Small flocks seen daily.
Beech Marten Road kill on 18th.
Badger Road kill on 21st
AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES
Green Toad Dead and desiccated at Agia reservoir
Stripe-necked Terrapin Seen at Agia reservoir
Erhard’s Wall Lizard Common on warm days.
Balkan Whip Snake One seen well in Deliana Gorge on 18th Oct.
Large White Common
Small White Common
Southern Small White?
Painted Lady Recorded daily except 22nd & 23rd.
Red Admiral Recorded daily except 22nd & 23rd.
Meadow Brown Common
Common Blue Several at Petres river mouth on 17th.
Stephanie & Jim Coghlan
25 Thorpe Lane
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