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Visible migration at Cape Greco today

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Was at the view point at Cape Greco today and saw plenty of evidence of migration.  As soon as I arrived four Greater Short-toed Lark flew up from the ground and headed straight out to sea. At nine o’clock the first Honey Buzzard appeared and from then on a steady stream passed through thermalling up and moving either south straight out to sea or south west towards Agia Napa. There were also three Marsh Harrier, and single Osprey, Booted Eagle (light morph), Eleonora’s Falcon and Peregrine Falcon (juvenile) as well as a probable Eurasian Sparrowhawk ( just a bit too far away for positive ID). A flock of at least twenty five Bee-eaters went over and straight out to sea as did a lone Roller. There was a small flock of hirundine –six House Martin, a Common Swift, nine Barn Swallow and fourteen Red-rumped Swallow.

Around the view point were two Cyprus Wheatear, an Isabelline Wheatear , some resident Spectacled Warbler, two Willow Warbler and a Spotted Flycatcher.  As I left the area two more Honey Buzzard moved south and a Long-legged Buzzard flew over but am guessing  that was probably a resident bird.

Had a quick stop at the Agia Napa Football Fields were there was a flock of about fifty Yellow Wagtail, two Cattle Egret, a Tawny Pipit, two Whinchat, two Isabelline and a male Northern Wheatear, three Lesser Grey Shrike and four juvenile Red-backed Shrike.

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