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More Nicosia birding 12th January 2018

Out around Nicosia again today visiting Manglis Lake, Athalassa Dam and Agios Sozomenos. Best birds were:

Manglis Lake
Great Egret 1
Little Egret 1
Black-necked Grebe 1

Athalassa Dam
Grey Wagtail 1
Great Egret 2
Little Egret 1
Grey Heron 6
Black-crowned Night Heron 3ad and 1imm
Great Cormorant 60+
Black-necked Grebe 3
Ferruginous Duck 9
Eurasian Blackbird 1h
European Serin 2+
Plus plenty of Teal, Mallard, Shoveler, Coot, Moorhen and Little Grebe

Agios Sozomenos
Long-legged Buzzard 1
Hen Harrier 1 being chased away by Long-legged Buzzard
Spanish Sparrow 30+
Bonelli’s Eagle 1 ad and 1 imm
Finsch’s Wheatear 1m and 1f
Common Quail 1h calling from edge of field of alfalfa
Red-throated Pipit 2h

Black-crowned Night Heron (immature), Athalassa Dam 12th January 2018 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

Black-crowned Night Heron (immature), Athalassa Dam 12th January 2018 (c) Cyprus Birding Tours

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Cyprus Birding Tours Trip Report: Morning’s guiding around Paphos 11th March 2016

It was good to meet up with Ann and Peter again for the first of our four trips out this month. Today we spent four hours around Agia Varvara, Anarita Park and Mandria to give them a feel for what was around at the start of their holiday here.

Highlights per location:

Agia Varvara – Long-legged Buzzard, Black Francolin 2h, Green Sandpiper 3, Great Spotted Cuckoo 1, European Serin 20+, Corn Bunting c40

Anarita Park – Common Quail 1h, Little Owl 1, Cyprus Wheatear 1m and 1f, Blue Rock Thrush 2m and 1f, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Cretzschmar’s Bunting 2+, Corn Bunting 20+

Mandria – European Shag 2, Isabelline Wheatear 1

Total species seen – 43

Little Grebe, European Shag, Mallard, Long-legged Buzzard, Common Kestrel, Chukar, Black Francolin, Common Quail, Green Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Common Woodpigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Great Spotted Cuckoo, Little Owl, Common Swift, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, Meadow Pipit, White Wagtail, Western Black Redstart, Common Stonechat, Isabelline Wheatear, Cyprus Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Song Thrush, Cetti’s Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Sardinian Warbler, Cyprus Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Eurasian Blackcap, Common Chiffchaff, Eurasian Magpie, Western Jackdaw, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Common Chaffinch, European Serin, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch, Common Linnet, Cretzschmar’s Bunting, Corn Bunting.