Sunday, September 2, 2012

Birds are still here...

After the crazy migration day yesterday, today I saw (only) 18 Honey-Buzzards (Pernis apivorus), 5 Black Kites (Milvus milvus), 1 Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), 1 Booted Eagle (Aquila pennata), 1 Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), 1 Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo), +600 Common Swifts (Apus apus), +300 Alpine Swifts (Apus melba), 18 Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster), 2 Sand Martins (Riparia riparia) and 1 Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus), all of them in migration!

It was still a Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) in the closest fields, with 4 Northern Wheatears (Oenanthe oenanthe), 4 Whinchats (Saxicola rubetra), 2 Yellow Wagtails (Motacilla flava) and a 1cy Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator). Other migrants were (only) 3 Willow Warblers (Phylloscopus trochilus), 4 Reed Warblers (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) and a Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca).

Although, the most interesting sighting was a Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)!, a very rare bird here.

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