Saturday 28 April 2018

Cyprus Trip Report

Cyprus birding in mid to late March was pretty good. I was taken aback by how established the summer visitors were at that time of the year. Not used to seeing Nightingales, Wrynecks and lots of Swifts and Swallows for example so early in the season. Highlight of the trip? For me it was the female Pallid Harrier present late into the trip one afternoon at Paphos Headland (shown below). It patrolled the grassland of the archaeological site when Hooded Crows allowed, and presented a good id challenge. Getting ready for when one gets sighted back home at Low Moor, Midhope. Surely not out of the question :)

To give an idea of what birding opportunities can be had on the island in early Spring please take a look at my trip report uploaded at 'Birding Trip Reports - Other'

Also, a video compilation from the trip at