Cyprus Birding Tours

Offering guided bird watching tours around Cyprus

Yellowhammers at Troodos today, 19th January 2014

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Went to Troodos for a few hours this morning. Full of people enjoying the unseasonally warm weather. Plenty of singing Short-toed Treecreeper and Coal Tit as well as Blackbird, Chaffinch and a lone Crossbill. More interestingly were the seven Yellowhammer that flew over the Meteorological Station, landing about 200m away from me near the houses there before flying off and refusing to be located. Got views of one through my bins for about twenty seconds and despite looking into the sun this confirmed the ID for me. Only my second sighting of these birds in Cyprus, which are not seen every year, but are probably present most winters. Last year a Pine Bunting was suspected to be with the small group seen in February. Now that would be nice!!

Troodos January 19th 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Troodos January 19th 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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