Cyprus 2009

I did most of my birding in the early morning (06.15-09.00h) or late afternoon (16.30-18.30h). For the first few days I walked around a nearby headland (Moulia) in the mornings.

Hardun agama lizards basked on the rocks.

Hardun agama

Migrants included good nombers of wheatears, which presented some interesting identification challenges. Male northern wheatear and female black-eared wheatear below.

Northern wheatear

black-eared wheatear

Kingfishers fed in the rock pools.


One morning a flock of 30 glossy ibis flew offshore.

glossy ibis

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