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Cattle Egret migrating offshore at Polis Chrysochou 2nd August 2017


Migrating duck, wader and heron spp usually start appearing offshore on the northern coast of Cyprus at this time of year. This morning between 7.00 and 8.30 am I had six Cattle Egret (see photo), around 20 Glossy Ibis, four Garganey and nine Common Sandpiper. Larger flocks would be expected from second week of August onwards until mid/late September.

Cattle Egret, Polils Chrysochou Bay 2nd August 2017 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

2 thoughts on “Cattle Egret migrating offshore at Polis Chrysochou 2nd August 2017

  1. What could be expected birdwise around 2nd week of October as we are over in Paphos for a birthday if we can get the work holidays?
    I know being Cyprus you should expect anything but any regular migrants due?
    Oh and where might I find Mouflon??
    Troodos I suppose?

    • You are getting towards the end of autumn migration so most raptors will have gone through – may be the odd Red-footed Falcon and Eleonora’s Falcon around. A few Cyprus Wheatear could still be hanging on as well. Winter visitors will be starting to arrive and the first Finsch’s Wheatears usually from mid October plus Moustached Warbler and Bluethroat. Check the BirdLife Cyprus Monthly Checklists to see what around previous years and also any trip reports on this website for previous Octobers.

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