Thursday, 7 February 2019

Cyprus 4th & 5th September 2019

Last full day and a bit in Cyprus. I had an early flight back home on the 5th but I had enough time to check Oroklini Lake first thing in the morning. No sign of the Terek Sandpiper. Less water and even less waders. I had an impressive list of 23 species of waders though during the trip which I wasn't quite expecting.
I had another look at Larnaca Sewage Works on the 4th. A few nice additions there.

I ended up recording 116 species for the trip. It's a spot that would worth my time doing a Spring trip at some stage to experience Spring migration in full swing along with the possibility of a few lifers such as Cyprus Scops Owl, Caspian Plover and Ruppells Warbler. Full trip list below.

Northern Shoveler
Eurasian Teal
Ferruginous Duck
Chukar Partridge
Black Francolin
Greater Flamingo
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Rock Dove
Common Wood Pigeon
European Turtle Dove
Eurasian Collared Dove
Laughing Dove
Common Swift
Pallid Swift
Water Rail
Common Moorhen
Eurasian Coot
Little Crake
Demoiselle Crane
Black-winged Stilt
Spur-winged Lapwing
Greater Sand Plover
Kentish Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Curlew Sandpiper
Temminck's Stint
Little Stint
Common Snipe
Terek Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Common Greenshank
Marsh Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Redshank
Collared Pratincole
Slender-billed Gull
Black-headed Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Gull-billed Tern
White-winged Tern
Whiskered Tern
Great Cormorant
Grey Heron
Little/Dimorphic Egret
Western Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Griffon Vulture
Bonelli's Eagle
Western Marsh Harrier
Pallid Harrier
Northern Goshawk
Long-legged Buzzard
Eurasian Hoopoe
Common Kingfisher
European Bee-eater
European Roller
Common Kestrel
Eleonora's Falcon
Peregrine Falcon
Red-backed Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Masked Shrike
Woodchat Shrike
Eurasian Jay
Eurasian Magpie
Western Jackdaw
Hooded Crow
Crested Lark
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
Common House Martin
Coal Tit
Great Tit
Short-toed Treecreeper
Eurasian Wren
Cetti's Warbler
Willow Warbler
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
Eurasian Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Zitting Cisticola
Eurasian Blackcap
Lesser Whitethroat
Cyprus Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Spectacled Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Blue Rock Thrush
Northern Wheatear
Cyprus Wheatear
Isabelline Wheatear
Common Blackbird
Western Yellow Wagtail
Tree Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Common Chaffinch
European Greenfinch
European Goldfinch
Corn Bunting
Ortolan Bunting
Cretzschmar's Bunting
House Sparrow

Eurasian Teal, Garganey, Sanderling,


Juvenile Sanderling

Juvenile Sanderling

Adult Baltic Gull with juvenile Yellow-legged Gull.

Adult Baltic Gull

Adult Baltic Gull

Adult Baltic Gull
Third-calender Yellow-legged Gull

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