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Agios Sozomenos and Athalassa again today 30th November

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Again confined to Nicosia for birding but a good collection of birds found. Four male Finsch’s Wheatear, a Woodlark, Blue Rock Thrush, Black Redstart and a Little Owl at Agios Sozomenos as well as several Spanish Sparrow, Chaffinch,Spectacled Warbler and lots of Jackdaw. Two Great White Egret at Athalassa as well as nearly fifty Great Cormorant, a couple of Kingfisher, Grey Heron and Little Egret, four Northern Shoveler, some Teal and a Grey Wagtail. The three Black-winged Stilt are still there.

Great Cormorant Athalassa Dam November 30th 2013 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Great Cormorant Athalassa Dam November 30th 2013 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

 Common Kingfisher Athalassa Park 30th November 2013.  (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Common Kingfisher Athalassa Park 30th November 2013. (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Grey Heron Athalassa  November 30th 2013 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Grey Heron Athalassa November 30th 2013 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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7 thoughts on “Agios Sozomenos and Athalassa again today 30th November

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  4. There is a large breeding colony of Cattle Egret outside Famagusta and it is likely that the birds that have started to roost in Athalassa in the winter are from that colony that have dispersed after breeding.

  5. There is a spectacle at Athalassa park probably every afternoon, we managed to see it twice about 3 weeks apart, last time on December 1. Just before sunset a quite large flock (around 40-50 individuals) of Cattle Egrets fly in and settle for the night at one particular spot of dry twigs protruding from the water. Now, after more rain, I am not sure how many of those twigs are above the water, but surely they settle somewhere. We did not find out where from they are coming, eg where they spend the day. Even though the first time we saw them we also saw one or two individuals at the field behind the dam wall.
    Cormorants are in large numbers also on the other site, where there is a kind of pond (man-made), probably used for irrigation of adjacent fields.

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