Saturday, 27 April 2013

17th April, 2013 Cyprus Day 8

Our final day on Cyprus. Yesterday's wind had died away and a beautiful warm sunny calm morning. Our final early morning visit to Cape Greco, the stubble field and pines before returning for a late breakfast and to finish packing our bags. Leaving late morning, we drove first to Okorina marsh and then to the hide at Larnaca Sewage Farm and a brief tour around the salt lakes. Generally not to many migrants present although Ortolan Buntings had increased to 20 with an impressive flock of 15 now in the stubble field and a fine Collared Pratincole at the Sewage Farm.
Returned the hire car back to Hertz and then departed on the 4.40pm flight to Gatwick.

Doreen awaiting the sunrise at Cape Greco.

David birding Cape Greco on our final morning.



Views taken during the early morning at Cape Greco.

Little Grebe 1
Greater Flamingo 1
Teal 2
Mallard 10
Garganey 5
Shoveler 6
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 6
Hobby 1
Chukar 8
Quail 1
Black-winged Stilt 60
Collared Pratincole 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Spur-winged Plover 10
Little Stint 6
Ruff 2
Marsh Sandpiper 2
Wood Sandpiper 10
Common Sandpiper 2
Little Gull 1
Black-headed Gull 1
Slender-billed Gull 6
Yellow-legged Gull 12
Collared Dove
Cuckoo 1
Swift 6
Short-toed Lark 20
Crested Lark 40
Sand Martin 3
Swallow 100
House Martin 6
Tree Pipit 1
Nightingale 3
Whinchat 1
Northern Wheatear 1
Cyprus Wheatear 3
Fan-tailed Warbler 1
Spectacled Warbler 20
Cyprus Warbler 2 males and 1 femaleW
Blackcap 2
Collared Flycatcher 1 male
Red-backed Shrike 1 female
Woodchat Shrike 2
Hooded Crow 15
House Sparrow
Spanish Sparrow 40
Ortolan Bunting 20

Swift over the stubble field


Short-toed Larks in the stubble field.


Cyprus Wheatear behind the stubble field.

Tree Pipit near the picnic site.

Female Ortolan Bunting by the stubble field, 1 of 20 seen today.

Wood Sandpiper at Larnaca Sewage Farm.

Marsh Sandpiper asleep at Larnaca Sewage Farm.


Garganey at Larnaca Sewage Farm

 Collared Pratincole at Larnaca Sewage Farm.