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Citrine Wagtail and Great Reed Warbler at Petounta Point, Larnaca

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An early morning visit to Petounta Point, Larnaca. There were several Yellow Wagtail around and was pleased to also see a female and a juvenile Citrine Wagtail which I am guessing could be the same individuals that I saw in mid-August. There were a couple of Common Sandpiper, Spur-winged Lapwing, Common Snipe and a juvenile Little Ringed Plover although only one small area now has any water left.  I heard a Water Rail from deep in the reeds and Eurasian Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler and Zitting Cisticola were flitting from between the reeds. A larger bird proved to be a Great Reed Warbler.

At least three Black Francolin were feeding on the dried up marsh and migrants included four Greater Short-toed Lark, two Hoopoe, a Tawny Pipit, two Isabelline Wheatear, a Whinchat and a juvenile Red-backed Shrike. Several Sand Martin and Red-rumped Swallow were flying around and in the distance a ring-tailed Harrier could be seen – seemed to be a Montagu’s but couldn’t be definite.

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