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Waterbird Count today around Larnaca, 17th January 2015

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Out today doing the waterbird count around Larnaca Salt Lake area and Kiti Dam. Also visited Petounta Point. The highlight was a group of seventeen Black-necked Grebe on Larnaca Salt Lake which is full of water and had few waders as a result.

Highlights were:
Meneou Pool – Greater Flamingo 465

Larnaca Sewage Works – Eurasian Teal 829, Mallard 119, Eurasian Wigeon 15, Black-necked Grebe 5, Tufted Duck 4, Caspian Gull 3, Western Marsh Harrier 1, Eurasian Curlew 1

Spiros Pool & Beach area – Greater Flamingo 15, Golden Plover c300 flying over airport in distance, Dunlin 2, Little Stint 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Common Ringed Plover 12, Kentish Plover 89

Larnaca Airport Pools North – Greater Flamingo 24, Common Redshank 1

Larnaca Salt Lake – Black-headed Gull 108, Common Shelduck 607, Northern Shoveler 87, Greater Flamingo 1820, Black-necked Grebe 17, Reed Bunting 3, Common Snipe 2, Eurasian Teal 107, Common Redshank 3, Common Buzzard 1, Western Marsh Harrier 2, Water Pipit 1, Dunlin 4, Blackbird 1

Larnaca Airport Pools South – Greater Flamingo 123, Caspian Gull 50, Armenian Gull 12, Heuglin’s Gull 1 (maybe 2)

Kiti Dam (has water) – Western Marsh Harrier 1, Eurasian Teal 6, Black-headed Gull 54

Petounta Point – Sandwich Tern 2, Common Buzzard 1

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