Did monthly Waterbird Count around Larnaca this morning. Rather quiet and we need some rain!! A male Common Pochard and two Northern Pintail in with the Northern Shoveler, Common Teal and Mallard on the Sewage Pools. The long staying Common Shelduck was still present and a juvenile Whiskered Tern was on the far bank.
In the flooded part of Spiros Pool there were Little Stint, Dunlin, Common Redshank, Common Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, two juvenile Ruff, a Eurasian Golden Plover and a Sanderling.
Several Red-backed Shrike and Spanish Sparrow were around as was a Northern Wheatear. A couple of Red-throated Pipit were heard as was the Eurasian Curlew that I saw yesterday.