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More wheatears than raptors at Cape Greco this morning


Another raptor watch at Cape Greco this morning but only a couple of Honey Buzzard, a male Marsh Harrier and a juvenile Montagu’s Harrier plus probably the same Peregrine from Monday in that category. There were some European Bee-eater passing over very high and they were heard but not seen as well as some hirundine – mainly Red-rumped Swallow. Five Grey Heron coasted off shore heading south.

Around the view point were at least six Cyprus Wheatear, two Isabelline Wheatear, a Northern Wheatear and a Black-eared Wheatear so they gave me something to watch. There was also a Greater Short-toed Lark, a Spotted Flycatcher and two Lesser Whitethroat.

At Agia Napa Football fields there were at least eight juvenile Red-backed Shrike and a couple of Lesser Grey Shrike and Masked Shrike. New birds from those seen on Monday there was a Tree Pipit and as I drove away a Stone Curlew flew over.

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