Sunday, 28 June 2015

SW Turkey Bird Trip - Saturday 2nd to 11th May 2015

Thursday 7th May 2015

Today we travel up the mountains and in particular the road to Seki Ski Station.

First stop was Zorlar for hopefully sightings of White-throated Robin in breeding plumage. Not a lifer for me as I was lucky to see a single bird in Hartlepool in 2011. Also in the same habitat were Black-headed Bunting.

The first photograph below shows typical habitat for Calandra Lark.

The Ski station was run down, but the local wildlife didn't seem to matter and were enjoying the peace and quite. Eurasian Crag Martins were using the damaged building as a rest site for juveniles.

New birds added to the list were:
Grey Heron
Whiskered Tern (approx. 350 migrating over the lake late afternoon).
Calandra Lark
Crag Martin
Tawny Pipit
White-throated Robin (20+)
Ruffous-tailed Rock Thrush
Mistle Thrush
Sombre Tit
Red-fronted Serin (12+)
Rock Bunting (3+)
Booted Eagle

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