Cyprus Bird Watching Tours - BIRD is the WORD - Half-day Tour - Paphos 17/04/2019
We started out at the Paphos Sewage Plant where many hirundines were feeding above the fields. We had great views of Barn and Red-rumped Swallow, Sand Martin in flight and sitting close on the wires. Also Common, Pallid and Alpine Swift were flying low. Many Tree Pipits and Spanish Sparrows were in the trees and moving around. A pair of Spur-winged Lapwings were foraging for food meters from the car and along the ezousas river we had a Marsh Harrier hunting along the edge. A Sedge Warbler sang on top of a shrub next to the road as we left.
As we left the site we had a brief view of a Black Francolin sitting on a concrete block and then flew right infront of the car, probably the same one we saw on the way in. In the orchard there was a few Spotted Flycatcher and many more Whinchat.
We continued on to Asprokremnos Dam car park. At the entrance a small group of European Bee-eater were sitting on the wires, a target species for the day. Our other target was Golden oriole but sadly none were showing in the car park or the previous sites that we had visited where they usually turn up, though we did see many Wood Warbler and a pair of Collared Flycatcher. A European Turtle Dove was sitting at the top of some distant trees.
Western Marsh Harrier
Little Ringed Plover
(h)Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
European Pied Flycatcher