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TSIKNIAS RIVER – LARDIA VALLEY – IPSILOU MONASTERY – SIGRI – SIGRI FIELDS – MELADIA TRACK FROM SIGRI TO ERESOS – KALLONI SALT PANS – TSIKNIAS RIVER
Our final full day had arrived and boy did we go out with a bang! It was by far the most enjoyable day with some fantastic sightings and nice weather - sunny but still a cold northerly wind.
RIVER CHRISTOS MARSH - EASTERN KALLONI SALT PANS - MESA MARSH - NAPI VALLEY - PLANTANIA
The cold northerly wind continued, we had a cloudy day with some sunny spells, no rain but it was chilly.
KALLONI SALT PANS - DAFIA RADIO MAST - LARDIA GORGE - IPSILOU MONASTERY - SIGRI - SIGRI FIELDS - SIGRI TO ERESOS COAST TRACK - KALLONI SALT PANS
EASTERN KALLONI SALT PANS - MESA MARSH - ACHLADERI - POLICHNITOS SALT PANS - VATERA - WESTERN KALLONI SALT PANS
It was another lovely, warm, sunny May day, tee-shirt and shorts birding, oh such fun!
POTAMIA RESERVOIR - SIGRI VIA AGRA TO ERESOS COAST ROAD AND COAST TRACK TO SIGRI THEN SIGRI FIELDS AND UPPER FORD
Glorious weather all day, lots of sunshine and little wind. Five Buntings are the birding headliners with Roller, Icterine Warbler and Eleonora's Falcon.
METOCHI LAKE - POTAMIA VALLEY AND RESERVOIR - PETRA RESERVOIR - KALLONI SALT PANS - TSIKNIAS RIVER
A superb first day with wall to wall sunshine, temperatures in the 20's and some great sightings of Lesvos specialities.
LONDON TO MYTILINE - TRANSFER TO SKALA KALLONI with a stop at Mesa Marshes. Late afternoon trip to Tsiknias River and Kalloni Salt Pans.
Despite a two hour delay in our departure from London to Mytiline we had time for great birding once we arrived.
Rio Guadiaro at Estacion Cortes - Cueva de Gato - Llanos de Libar - Montejaque Gorge
We visited a variety of habitats in the mountains north/east of Gaucin with some great sightings, another ROCK THRUSH sighting added to our enjoyment.
MARCHENILLA TRACK SAN PABLO - PUNTA CANERA - LOS LANCES BEACH TARIFA - BARBATE MARSH - VEJER - MONTENMEDIO GOLF COMPLEX - MIRADOR DE ESTRECHO
Another cracking day with plenty of sunshine, a bit windy in the morning at Tarifa but very clear later.
LAGUNA MEDINA – LAGUNAS DE SANLUCAR – BONANZA SALT PANS – LAGUNA TARELO - CHIPIONA
Another beautiful clear sunny day with a nice cooling breeze, top temperature was 29C. Bird of the day - LITTLE SWIFT