Six hours around Paphos today with David and Jan. Lots of winter visitors around now including Hen Harrier, Woodlark, Northern Lapwing, a flock of over 100 Woodpigeon and a Reed Bunting. We also caught up with a male Finsch’s Wheatear at Anarita Park and found a male Cyprus Warbler and a Little Owl at both Asprokremmos and Anarita Park.
We spent most of our time out around Paphos Sewage Works. There we watched Meadow Pipit, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch and Robin all bathing in a pool while a lovely male Hen Harrier, a female Sparrowhawk and several Common Kestrel were hunting over the area putting up the many Meadow Pipit, Skylark, White Wagtail and Red-throated Pipit. A Yellow Wagtail is still around. At least four Spur-winged Lapwing were present as was a lone Northern Lapwing. The numbers of Chaffinch and Linnet in the area have increased and there was several Spanish Sparrow. On the road driving into the area we found several Serin, Black Redstart and a single Woodlark.
At Mandria we found well over 100 Eurasian Skylark and at Asprokremmos Dam there was a juvenile Red-backed Shrike. Another one was also at Anarita Park which we visited to find Finsch’s Wheatear and were not disappointed.
Total species – 40
Cattle Egret, Hen Harrier, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Common Kestrel, Spur-winged Lapwing, Northern Lapwing, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Little Owl, Crested Lark, Woodlark, Eurasian Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, European Robin, Western Black Redstart, Common Stonechat, Finsch’s Wheatear, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Sardinian Warbler, Cyprus Warbler, Eurasian Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Great Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, European Serin, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Reed Bunting, Corn Bunting