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Friday, 29 May 2015

More from Sunny Cyprus.

 The birds below were mainly seen in the Anarita park area of Cyprus,roughly a half hour car journey from Paphos.It really does attract a varied species of migrant, along with the breeding local birds.To be quite honest,it is one of my favourite places to visit when out with the camera,you just don't know what is going to drop by next.
 3 greater spotted cuckoos were in attendance,their raucous calls giving them away on every visit.Positioning the car/hide and keeping still and quiet,they would gradually come within range for a shot or two!
 Magpies are targeted by the cuckoos to bring up their offspring,a pair were nest building not too far away!

 I came across this individual perched up nicely by the roadside!
 A long legged buzzard was constantly seen around the park,,most days he could be found soaring the thermals or perched up at distance!
 A brilliant bird to watch and study against the constant blue skies!
 Little Owl was another local breeder.This one posed nicely for me only metres away!
 Quite a common bird seen frequently when out and about on my travels.

 Lesser Kestrel were present in good numbers too, hawking the insects.Along with the red footed falcons they put on a great spectacle!
A lone marsh harrier appeared occasionally to compliment the array of raptors that graced the skies above Anarita!

So that nearly concludes my weeks birding holiday to sunny Cyprus,I,ll post my final blog shortly with more species that were seen on my trip.Great of you to drop in and take the time to read my blog and stay well!


  1. Paul. More super shots from sunny Cyprus.Nice to see the little owl..Look forward to your final installment.
    We must meet up soon now that summer seems to have arrived !!

  2. Hello Paul!

    Your photos are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing, and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

  3. Thanks Brian,Linda for taking the time to look in on my blog,very much appreciated!