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Limassol area today, 19th August 2015

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A drive-around birdwatch of the Limassol area today with the star being a European Honey Buzzard sitting, carefully extracting and then eating wasp grubs from a piece of wasp nest he held in his talons. Even my non-birding companion got out of the car to watch that!

Other birds seen included:

Phassouri Reed Beds – Glossy Ibis 1 juv, Eurasian Turtle Dove 1, Red-backed Shrike 1f, Ferruginous Duck 1, Lesser Grey Shrike 1, Yellow Wagtail 3 juvs, Eurasian Reed Warbler

Akrotiri Gravel Pits – European Honey Buzzard 1, Red-backed Shrike 1f, Black-winged Stilt, Yellow Wagtail 12

Akrotiri Salt Lake – Greater Flamingo c1000

Lady’s Mile – Common Greenshank 2, Marsh Sandpiper 1, Curlew Sandpiper 1, Glossy Ibis 5, Little Egret 1, Kentish Plover c200, Little Stint c20, Dunlin 1

Kensington Cliffs – Eleonora’s Falcon 5

Glossy Ibis Lady's Mile 19th August 2015  (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Glossy Ibis Lady’s Mile 19th August 2015 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

 Grey Heron Phassouri Reed Beds 19th August 2015 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Grey Heron Phassouri Reed Beds 19th August 2015 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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