Saturday, May 19, 2007

Shinias National Park visit, 17th of May

In a very hot day, indeed, Schinias wetland once again was full of activity: Black-winged Stilts were everywhere on the marsh, Little Egrets, Squacco Herons, Night Herons and Little Bitterns, Olivaceous Warblers were frequent sights, while Ferruginous Ducks were flying from one canal to another. A total of 39 species was recorded.The full list of observed birds follows:

Little Grebe, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Purple Heron (heard), Glossy Ibis, Mallard, Teal, Ferruginous Duck, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Moorhen, Coot, Black-winged Stilt, Yellow-legged Gull, Turtle Dove (heard), Collared Dove, Hoopoe, Crested Lark, Barn Swallow, House Martin, Yellow Wagtail, Stonechat, Blackbird, Sardinian Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Olivaceous Warbler, Great Tit, Magpie, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Serin, Cirl Bunting.

A Ferruginous Duck in one of the numerous canals

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