Monday, 1 May 2017

Pied Flycatchers and Wood Warblers - 1st May

A combination of circumstances led to incomplete coverage today with a need to take down the mist nets mid-morning and a visit to Areopoli in the afternoon.

What coverage there was revealed a mixed fall with 22 Pied Flycatcher and 7 Wood Warbler; there had also seemingly been an influx of Black-eared Wheatears with 9 between Beehive Pass and Kokinoghia.

The most notable bird of the day was a rather late Serin seen briefly n the car park at Kokinoghia early on.

At least 44 Bee-eaters went north by mid-morning.

Bird Ringing:  Pied Flycatcher  9,  Wood Warbler 4,  Black-eared Wheatear 2,  Garden Warbler 2,  Sedge Warbler 2 and House Sparrow 1. 
Overall Total: 20 birds ringed from 78m nets in 3.5 hours.

An Ortolan Bunting at Beehive Pass this morning.

A male Pied Flycatcher in an olive tree.

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