CYPRUS- MARCH 2019 - arriving Mon 18, returning Wed 27th . Staying at the King Evelthon again 

THURS 21 MARCH 

Seawatching off the hotel balcony at 07.15 - 2 separate flocks of GARGANEY - 100& 60 flew NW ( a flock on the sea off Akrotiri this morning of between 8-10,000 ! ), also 20 SLENDER BILLED GULL .

At 17.00 a GREY HERON - NW .

At Mandria from 09.30 - 3 SWIFT , 3 SHAG , 1 RUPPELLS WARBLER,

5 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 2 CHIFFY , 2 TAWNY PIPIT, 

4 SHORT TOED LARK ,1 ISABELLINE WHEATEAR, 1 M NORTHERN WHEATEAR.2 BALTIC GULL - NW . BLACK FRANCOLIN 

At Anarita Park - 2 RED RUMPED SWALLOW, CHUKAR.

Species total 62 

RED RUMPED SWALLOW and SHORT TOED LARK  TODAY 

PHOTOS FROM THIS MORNINGS VISIT TO PAPHOS LIGHTHOUSE-

BLACK H WAGTAIL , BLACK EARED WHEATEAR ( 2 pale throated )

CYPRUS PIED WHEATEAR, KESTREL, MASKED SHRIKE -2 , 

CRETZ BUNTING -2 , M BLACK FRANCOLIN ( often heard but seldom seen ) 

WED 20 MARCH 

Lovely sunny and warm day , spent a very enjoyable morning at Paphos Lighthouse and grounds 

1 MASKED SHRIKE ,, 1M CYPRUS PIED WHEATEAR, 1 M BLACK EARED WHEATEAR ( pale throat ) , 2m NORTHERN WHEATEAR, 

15 CORN BUNTING , 3M CRETZSCHMARS BUNTING , 15 MIPIT , 

4 HOOPOE, 1 F BLACK REDSTART, 2 CHAFFINCH , 1 BLACKBIRD,

10 SARDINIAN WARBLER, 3 BLACKCAP, 2 CHIFFY, 1 NIGHTINGALE, 

12 LESSER WHITETHROAT, 1 LONG LEGGED  BUZZARD.

From our hotel balcony at 16.15- 2 NORTHERN WHEATEAR , 1M BLACK EARED WHEATEAR ( dark throat ) 4 BLACK HEADED WAGTAIL.

species list - 48 

TUES 19 MARCH 

Around the Hotel and from the balcony - 20 YELLOW L GULLS , 

14 BLACK W STILT - E@07.45 , 10 BLACK H WAGTAIL , 1 GREY H WAGTAIL , 20 WHITE WAGTAIL , 1 HOOPOE , 1 BLACK FRANCOLIN 

Mandria - LAUGHING DOVE , 1M BLACK FRANCOLIN , 1 ISABELLINE WHEATEAR.

Timis Beach - On Pools - 1SPUR W PLOVER , 3 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 5 ISABELLINE WHEATEAR, 6 NORTHERN WHEATEAR.

Aspro Dam - 1F MARSH HARRIER.

Trip species - 35