2015 Autumn Season 2nd
field trip was on 10th October. A
large group of Kuşkor birders took to a 50-seater coach (an experiment in group
transport for large numbers) to take a last look at Geçitköy Dam before the water from Turkey inundates the current
geography of the area and quite drastically alters the terrain. Just a few days later the sluice gates were opened. It’s going to be very interesting observing how this large aquatic resource is utilised by wildlife over the coming years and we plan to monitor its impacts.
list for the day:
: Hobby 3, Bonelli’s Eagle
2, Cormorant 2 (their favourite perch for many years
now gone) hopefully new ones will emerge from the margins of the expanded dam),
Willow Warbler, Sardinian Warbler many, Kingfisher 2, Coot ~10, Little Grebe
~10, Spanish Sparrow ~500, Mallard 10, Jackdaw, White Wagtail, Grey Heron 2, Stonechat
: Swallowtail, Painted
Lady, Eastern Rock Grayling, Small White.
Kayalar-Sadrazamköy Rocks and Spring:
: Jackdaw 2, Hooded Crow
5, Sardinian Warbler, Osprey 1, Sparrowhawk, Blue Rock Thrush 2. Butterflies
: Clouded Yellow, Cyprus
: Notable damage to the pool at the spring by the side of the road here which has been dug out, opened up and partly fenced off. Still many endemic Cyprus Marsh Frogs though.Sadrazamköy Water Tank:
Sparrow >400, Spotted Flycatcher, Redstart, Sardinian Warbler, Goldfinch.
Sadrazamköy Walk towards Lighthouse:
Warbler, White Wagtail 2, Northern Wheatear 2, Whinchat, Stonechat, Kentish Plover,
Shag 2, Yellow-legged Gull.Attendees
: Mike Sillence, Gavin Croucher, Pete Hillyard, Elaine Hillyard, Mike Smith, Shelly Smith, Christina Hessenberg, Dindy Drury, Alan Edwards, Carole Edwards, Bill Clark, Neil Avery, Angela Brooks, Kursat Aker, Ece Aker, Emel Bilgin, Mike Gabb, Luc Bujold, Alan Carling, Marianna, Tegiye Birey, Robin Snape, Olkan Ergüler