Some good birds still around including an Icterine Warbler at Cape Greco this morning. Mixing Common Bird Monitoring transects with some birding afterwards!
Birds seen included:
Agia Napa Sewage Works – Black-headed Bunting 2m singing, Eurasian Turtle Dove 1, Cyprus Warbler 1m, Common Redstart 1f, Collared Flycatcher 2f, Laughing Dove 2
Cape Greco – Black-headed Bunting 1m singing, Cyprus Warbler 1m, Pallid Harrier 1f, Lesser Kestrel 2, Eurasian Turtle Dove 2, Woodchat Shrike 3, Red-backed Shrike 1m, Honey Buzzard 1, Cyprus Wheatear 6m, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Icterine Warbler 1, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 3, Great Spotted Cuckoo 1, Common Redstart 1f, Lesser Whitethroat 3, Cyprus Wheatear 5+
Photo below is of one of a pair of Laughing Dove near Agia Napa Sewage Works this morning. Wild birds are rare vagrants to Cyprus; this bird is from a small population established in the area by escapees from local collections. Others, again thought to be escapees, are now breeding in a couple of locations in Limassol.