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Agios Sozomenos and Oroklini Marsh this morning, 14th December 2015

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Visited Agios Sozomenos for a quick birdwatch this morning and found two male and one female Finsch’s Wheatear, several Red-throated Pipit, a Long-legged Buzzard and a lovely male Hen Harrier. My time there ended abruptly on receipt of a message from local birder, Matt Smith, saying he had found three White-headed Duck on Oroklini Marsh. So a quick dash there and although they were sleeping and on the far side of the lake, I spent some time enjoying this rare visitor floating around. Also on the lake were Northern Lapwing, Spur-winged Lapwing, some Common Redshank, two Common Snipe, lots of Eurasian Teal, Northern Shoveler and Eurasian Coot, and three Northern Pintail. As I left I spotted a Moustached Warbler in the reeds. Some good birds for my first birding in Cyprus for a few weeks!

Record shot of three White-headed Duck, Oroklini Marsh 14th December 2015 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Record shot of three White-headed Duck, Oroklini Marsh 14th December 2015 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Finsch's Wheatear, Agios Sozomenos 14th December 2015 (C) Cyprus Birding Tours

Finsch’s Wheatear, Agios Sozomenos 14th December 2015 (C) Cyprus Birding Tours

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