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KUŞKOR’s Monthly Field Trip Reports - November 2015

  • November 30, -0001
  • Gavin Croucher

KUSKOR Trip - Group photo of the day (by Gavin Croucher)
Our third trip of this season saw highlights of a Short-eared Owl, Pallid Harrier (male), a mixed flock of Carduelines at Sınırüstü and a respectable number of Ferruginous Duck at Geçitkale Reservoir. Thanks to Nick Pegler letting us know the reservoir still held water, with that information we were able to make a point of visiting a site we otherwise might have missed out.  In total we saw recorded over 60 species.

Sighting list for the day:

Geçitkale Reservoir and Surrounding Area:
Stonechat ~10, Sardinian Warbler 2, Pochard 10, Ferruginous Duck 79, Shoveller 2, Teal 2, Bonelli’s Eagle (pair overhead), Little Grebe ~30, Coot many 10s, Kestrel 1, Black Redstart 1 (female).

Sınırüstü Reservoir:
Greenfinch, Serin, Chaffinch, Linnet all in a mixed flock, Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Little Grebe ~20, Teal 3, Shoveller 2, White Wagtail, Skylark (heard).

Silverbeach Wetland:
Cormorant 1, Spectacled Warbler pair, Stonechat, Kestrel, Robin heard, White Wagtail.

Glapsides Wetland:
Grey Plover 1, Kentish Plover 11, Slender-billed Gull 1, Audouin’s Gull 3, Yellow-legged Gull ~6, Black-headed Gull ~6, Shag 2.
Palm Beach Lagoons and Rocky Shore:
Grey Wagtail 1, Grey Heron 1, Kingfisher 1, Kestrel 1, Little Egret 2, Curlew 1.
Ayluga Wetland:
Spur-winged Plover ~70, Cormorant 7, Teal ~20, Cattle Egret 1, Black-headed Gull ~30, Chaffinch (heard), Grey Heron 7, Great White Egret 2, Little Egret 3, Meadow Pipit heard, Little Grebe, Coot, Moorhen.
Çayönü - Köprülü Road:
Short Eared Owl - Perched close to the road, took flight when mobbed by Hooded Crow and flew high and was watched for a minute or two.

Köprülü/Kukla Wetland:
Greenshank ~10, Marsh Harrier >8, White Pelican 4, Green Sandpiper 10s, Little Egret ~10, White-winged Tern 1 (seen taking an interest in our specially built tern raft), Teal 10, Gadwall 8, Black-tailed Godwit 1, Glossy Ibis 1, Starling ~20, Redshank 3, Red-throated Pipit heard, Pallid Harrier (male) 1, Spotted Redshank 8, Great White Egret 1, Black Francolin, Ringed Plover ~10, Kentish Plover ~15, Little Stint 1, Shoveller ~50 , Snipe (heard), Corn Bunting ~20, Whiskered Tern 4 (came in at dusk), Coot ~1000, Jackdaw ~50 (came in to roost in eucalyptus).
Mağusa Road İnönü Turning:
Peregrine 1

Attendees: Olkan and Adil Erguler, Helen May, Dindy Drury, Angela Brooks, Christina Hessenberg, Gavin Croucher, Avi Heinenmann, Gabriella  Heinenmann, Gabrielle, Judy Hurst, Dave Todd, Julie Todd, Pete Hillyard, Elaine Hillyard, Mike Smith, Shelly Smith, Kursat Akrer, Ece Aker, Emel Bilgin, Neil Avery, Bill Clark, Robin Snape

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