Saturday, 18 March 2017

Cyprus 17 - Paphos Headland

Joining the Bird group for the walk around the headland certainly paid off!  Nice to see some familiar faces from last winter. I also gleaned some excellent local tips regarding sites and access.

The birds...
Alpine Swift 2
Ruppell's Warbler 2
Cretzschmar's Bunting 3
Tawny Pipit
Short-toed Lark 8
Blue-headed Wagtail
Hoopoe 3

PLUS a Cyprus MEGA...Gannet!!! A tick for many of the stalwarts.

Not a bad 3 hours in glorious sunshine walking among a carpet of wildflowers.

I'll add more meat to my tales on return.

The afternoon involved a trip to Mav' Dam to twitch Tufted Duck! A Great crested Grebe was present and Cyprus Wheatear and Warbler were seen well.

On the way back we stopped at a Gosney site for Scops Owl and heard the familiar sound.

Back to Zakaki first thing tomorrow to look at more reeds...and maybe a Baillon's Crake?

Trip total 113

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