Thursday, September 20, 2012

Goreme, day 3

Excellent morning's birding in "Pigeon Valley" with lots and lots of migrant passerines seen including at least 30 Spotted Flycatchers, 50 Blackcaps, 30 Common Redstarts, five Garden Warblers, two Red-backed Shrikes and singles of Icterine Warbler, Common Nightingale, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat.

Other notables seen included five Syrian Woodpeckers, at least four pairs of Western Rock Nuthatch, single Rock Bunting, 30+ European Bee-eaters, two Long-legged Buzzards, a 3cy male Marsh Harrier, two Cetti's Warblers and a single Black Redstart.

Syrian Woodpecker
Spotted Flycatcher
Rock Bunting
Common Redstart
Long-legged Buzzard
juv Euro Bee-eater
juv Red-backed Shrike

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