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Paralimni area and Oroklini Beach today, 28th February 2014

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Started at Kermia Beach this morning where I found a Little Egret, two adult Audouin’s Gull, a Grey Plover, a Kentish Plover and a Greater Sand Plover. Around Cape Greco there were four Isabelline Wheatear, four Blue Rock Thrush, including a singing male, and a female Finsch’s Wheatear  –  which I was especially pleased to find as it had eluded me on other visits this winter. At Agia Trias there was a Common Sandpiper, a Common Kingfisher and two more Grey Plover but no sign of the Red-breasted Merganser that were there last week.

On Oroklini Beach in the late afternoon there were around twenty Armenian Gull, hundreds of Common Black-headed Gull, a single Mediteranean Gull and five Sandwich Tern.  I had been hoping to find a Little Gull there so I was pleased to see that there was one on Oroklini Marsh along with many Cattle Egret, Northern Shoveler, Common Teal, Cattle Egret, Barn Swallow and a few Greater Flamingo.

Audouin's Gull Kermia Beach February 28th 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Audouin’s Gull Kermia Beach February 28th 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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