Cyprus Bird Watching Tours - BIRD is the WORD - Akrotiri 17/09/2019
We started out at Phassouri where there wasn't overly too much on show aside the European Bee-eaters and a distant pair of Golden Oriole sitting at the top of a eucalyptus tree. Lesser Whitethroat were heard here but not seen. We did manage brief views of a Common Kingfisher and a few Red-backed Shrike.
The salt lake held the large number of Greater Flamingo as well as a few yellow-legged and slender-billed gull. Groups of Great, Little and Cattle Egret were still present. There didn't seem to be too much activity so we decided to re-locate again. We ventured to Bishop's Pool where a decent kettle of Honey Buzzard were at the entrance along with an Osprey. Heading in to Bishop's pool we had Garganey and Mallard on the water as well as many Little Grebe. Willow Warbler showed well and there was a stream of raptors flying over. We even had a group of 6 Black Kite together. Honey Buzzard numbers were around 80. As we were leaving a Cyprus Hare darted across the road.
Western Marsh Harrier
Common Ringed Plover
Lesser Grey Shrike
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Yellow Wagtail (*Flava)