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Agia Napa Sewage Works and Akhna Dam this morning, 24th June 2014

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Was at Agia Napa Sewage Works early this morning and found a couple of male Black-headed Bunting and a female. Not much else around as the heat of summer starts to take hold. Heard several Spectacled Warbler and there were nearly twenty Little Grebe on the sewage pools. Leaving the area an Eleonora’s Falcon flew over the road being mobbed by a Common Kestrel.

Knowing that there was still water in Akhna Dam and there had been some good sightings there recently I decided to pay it a visit. The first bird I saw there was a Eurasian Spoonbill which made the detour worthwhile. There were four Squacco Heron, twelve Black-winged Stilt, a Common Sandpiper, a Common Greenshank, a Little Egret and two Grey Herons as well as nearly twenty Spur-winged Lapwing. There were several juvenile Spur-winged Lapwing. Cattle Egret flew in while I was there and the seven adults had five young birds with them. Eurasian Reed Warbler were heard in the reeds and a European Roller flew over the area, rolling while trying to catch an insect which was not giving in easily. After the dry winter and spring it was good to visit an area with water in it for a change, even if there was no sign of the Black Tern that had been there last month.

Eurasian Spoonbill Akhna Dam 24th June 2014  (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Eurasian Spoonbill Akhna Dam 24th June 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

 Black-winged Stilt, Akhna Dam 24th June 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Black-winged Stilt, Akhna Dam 24th June 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Cattle Egret, Akhna Dam 24th June (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Cattle Egret, Akhna Dam 24th June (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

 Common Greenshank Akhna Dam 24th June 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Common Greenshank Akhna Dam 24th June 2014 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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