Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Cyprus - Troodos, 15th November 2016

A day spent in the Troodos area and surrounding picnic sites looking for species that are not found in the usual areas where we bird. We tried all the usual places turning up a very good list that included a flock of c20 Buntings, which were not easy to see as they feed in the grass mostly and flushed easily, but we had at least 5 Yellowhammers and 2 Pine Bunting, numerous Mistle Thrush, 3 Fieldfare, several Hawfinch, two Brambling, six Siskin, and a single Goldcrest.

We even found an out of the way pool and were able to put a net up for a while, which alas did not prove as productive as hoped for,but we did catch a few Coal Tits and a Crossbill.

3M Crossbill

Coal Tit - a Cypriot subspecies

Total: 6

Coal Tit - 5
Crossbill - 1