A warm, sunny day out with Margaret and Nev at several of the Paphos sites starting at Petra tou Romiou and visiting Anarita Park, Lower Ezousas, Mandria, Minthis Hills and Evretou Dam.
Highlights per location:
Petra tou Romiou – Eleonora’s Falcon 1, Peregrine Falcon 1, Alpine Swift 11, Cyprus Warbler singing, Woodchat Shrike.
Anarita Park – Lesser Kestrel c15, Pallid Harrier 1f (being mobbed by the Lesser Kestrel as we drank our coffee!), Woodchat, Masked and Red-backed Shrike, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Cyprus Wheatear, Little Owl
Mandria: Red-throated Pipit, Greater Short-toed Lark, Yellow Wagtail, Long-legged Buzzard, Black Francolin, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear 1f, Common Nightingale.
Lower Ezousas – Golden Oriole 1h, Eurasian Turtle Dove, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler.
Minthis Hills – Long-legged Buzzard, Corn Bunting
Evretou Dam – Little Egret, Long-legged Buzzard, Temminck’s Stint, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Green, and Common Sandpiper, Common Greenshank, Red-rumped Swallow, Red-throated Pipit, Yellow Wagtail incluing feldegg race and xanthophrys intergrade.
Total species seen – 61
Eurasian Shag, Little Egret, Purple Heron, Pallid Harrier, Long-legged Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Common Kestrel, Eleonora’s Falcon, Peregrine Falcon, Chukar, Black Francolin, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Temminck’s Stint, Common Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Eurasian Turtle Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little Owl, Common Swift, Alpine Swift, Greater Short-toed Lark, Crested Lark, Sand Martin, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Common House Martin, Red-throated Pipit, Black-headed Wagtail, xanthorphrys yellow wagtail intergrade, White Wagtail, Common Nightingale, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Cyprus Wheatear, Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Eurasian Reed Warbler, Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Cyprus Warbler, Eurasian Blackcap, Great Tit, Eurasian Golden Oriole h, Red-backed Shrike, Woodchat Shrike, Masked Shrike, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Spanish Sparrow, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Corn Bunting