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Autumn migration in Evros through the eye of an experienced English birdwatcher...

Wildcat (Felix silvestris) Wildcat (Felix silvestris) Foto: Roy Clarke

During his recent visit, from 2 to 9 September, our friend and frequent visitor of the area, Roy Clark, made several interesting observations. The observations were made both in the Evros Delta and Dadia Forest. Roy is visiting the area for more than 20 years now, especially during autumn migration. As always he noted down many raptor species, but not only raptors...

Species and numbers that were observed:

3 Griffon Vultures Gyps fulvus (Dadia Forest)

14 Black Vultures Aegypius monachus (Dadia Forest)

4 Egyptian Vultures Neophron percnopterus (3 in Dadia forest, 1 in Evros Delta)

2 Ospreys Pandion haliaetus (Evros Delta)

3 White-tailed Eagles Haliaeetus albicilla (1 pair at the hills behind the Evros Delta Visitor Center and 1 sub adult in Evros Delta)

3 Golden Eagles Aquila chrysaetos (Dadia Forest)

1 Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca (Evros Delta)

14 Lesser spotted Eagles Aquila pomarina (Evros Delta)

17 Short-toed Eagles Circaetus gallicus (Evros Delta and Dadia Forest)

3 Booted Eagles Aquila pennata (2 in Evros Delta and 1 in Dadia Forest)

25 Black Kites Milvus migrans (Evros Delta)

1 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus (Evros Delta)

2 Pallid Harriers Circus macrourus

3-4 Montagu’s Harriers Circus pygargus (Evros Delta)

1 Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus (Evros Delta)

100+ Honey Buzzards Pernis apivorus

40 Levant Sparrowhawks Accipiter brevipes

8 Sparrowhawks Accipiter nisus (Evros Delta and Dadia Forest)

1 Goshawk Accipiter gentilis (Dadia Forest)

3 Lesser Kestrels Falco naumanni (Evros Delta)

5 Red-footed Falcons Falco vespertinus (Evros Delta)

2 Peregrines Falco peregrinus (Evros Delta)

Also, several Buzzards Buteo Buteo, Kestrels Falco tinnunculus and Hobbies Falco subbuteo.

Waders in the Delta were in small numbers, due to the dry season. The most important observations were 4 Temminck’s Stints Calidris temminckii, 500+ Spotted Redshanks Tringa erythropus and 32 Spur-winged Plovers Vanellus spinosus.

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