Friday, 24 March 2017

Cyprus 17 - Akrotiri re-visited

Re-visited the Akrotiri Peninsula today in search of migrants... retracing my route with Bill yesterday.

Today's additions were Caspian Gull, Great (White) Egret and Purple Heron which takes the trip list to 140.

It was a another beautiful day with the temperature hitting 23c. There was more evidence of migrants with larger numbers of common birds like Lesser Whitethroat and Chiffchaff.

I saw an interesting and very smart Redstart at Agios Georgios Church. It showed evidence of a white wing panel (Ehrenburg's) but not as much as illustrated in the Collins guide. I have some excellent photos which I'll post on return.

Another trip out onto the Salt Lake in search of Gull-billed Tern proved fruitless and confusing but we managed to find our way back! The journey wasn't wasted though as it produced the 2 GWE.

A good thrash around Paphos headland in the morning...

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