North Corfu - 8th to 15th May 2006

Published by Justin Zantboer (justin.paula AT btinternet.com)

Participants: Justin Zantboer.

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Introduction

Last year when the holiday was booked, I was told by many of my birding associates that Corfu was not particularly good for birding due to the shooting and trapping that still goes on (I found no evidence of this at all)! What small amount of information I could find on the internet seemed to confirm this so it was without much expectation that along with my wife Paula, my three year old daughter Ellie, my father-in-law Phil and his wife Laura; I duly arrived at our apartments in Kanali. Situated in the north-west of the island, just west of Sidari in the ‘Canal d’amour’ area, Kanali is a typical Greek resort but definitely quieter than some with lots of cafés, restaurants and supermarkets all opening onto one main street which ran over a canal that despite sometimes being a little smelly, held numerous fish (or stinky fish as Ellie would call them!) and the occasional bird. Kanali also boasted some very picturesque bays, beaches and coves. My plans for the week was simply to spend the first few hours of each day birding locally (being heavily involved with Landguard Bird Observatory for the last 20 years meant that getting up early would pose no problem!) before then spending the rest of the day lounging around the swimming pool with the others, perhaps hiring a car for one day towards the end of the week. It was after all a family holiday and not a birding excursion! So this is exactly what I done and I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised with the birds. Although the birding at times wasn’t easy due to the vast amount of vegetation, at times it was very rewarding! I did find at first that some of the warblers could prove to be very elusive and skulky but just as is often the case in this country, remaining quiet and still normally meant the bird would give itself up! The numbers of birds present was also impressive with some of the wooded areas being full of bird-song early in the morning although two nights of rain during the early part of the week left the surrounding area literally teeming with birds so this was obviously a big help. 91 species was certainly more than I expected and I suspect that I could have seen a lot more had I have hired a car for two days instead of one. To sum it up, I was very impressed with the birding and the location as a whole for a family holiday was ideal for us. The people were extremely friendly, particularly the staff at our apartments and I would certainly go again.

Daily Diary

Monday 8th May


We arrived at Corfu airport at 1830hrs on 8th May 2006. From the baggage collection point, it was possible to scan the lagoon where I noted both Great Egret and Little Egret and a Eurasian Marsh Harrier. Upon leaving the airport which had Rock Doves under the roof, whilst awaiting a taxi, four Alpine and several Common Swifts and lots of Common House Martins and Barn Swallows were noted overhead before a Common Kestrel moved them along! Driving from the airport to our apartment in Kanali little was noted other than more Hirundines.

Tuesday 9th May

I spent from 0600- 0930hrs just casually birding from the patio. At least 15 Cory’s Shearwaters were loitering offshore as were several Yellow-legged Gulls while a pair of Black-winged Stilts flew in and landed in the bay where they remained for at least an hour. The skies held at least 30 Alpine Swifts and many Common House Martins and Barn Swallows as well as four Sand Martins. A single White and three Yellow Wagtails also flew west overhead. Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrow and European Goldfinch were seen regularly.

A walk into a nearby valley (hereafter known as Kanali Valley) from 1500-1630hrs produced an absolutely stunning Eastern Orphean Warbler, which was calling and singing as well as four Red-rumped Swallows, one Common Whitethroat, six Spotted Flycatchers, six Eurasian Golden Orioles and several Eurasian Tree Sparrows as well as Blue Tit, Eurasian Jay, Black-billed Magpie and European Greenfinch.

A walk into Sidari town in the evening produced a Temminck’s Stint in the bay and a Eurasian Crag Martin feeding over the stinky canal as well as lots of Alpine and Common Swifts, Common House Martins and Barn Swallows. Blue Tit, House Sparrow and European Greenfinch were also seen around the stinky canal.

Wednesday 10th May

After heavy rain during the night, having already decided it looked potentially good, I spent from 0630-0900hrs birding around Kanali Valley. This proved to be a smart move as it was crawling with birds having been dropped in all over the place by the overnight rain. The fall of migrants included 50+ Whinchats, two Common Whitethroats, three Wood Warblers, one male Red-backed Shrike, 30+ Spotted Flycatchers, 30+ Eurasian Golden Orioles and two prestige male Black-headed Buntings. Also noted was a Crested Lark, four Red-rumped Swallows, a singing Cetti’s Warblers, a singing Zitting Cisticola , five Sardinian Warblers, Eurasian Collared Dove, Alpine Swifts, Common House Martins, Barn Swallows, Great Tit (including recently fledged juveniles), Blue Tit, Eurasian Jay and several Eurasian Tree Sparrows.

More heavy showers during the morning kept me on the patio from where I saw a Black Kite come in off the sea and head inland during a gap in the rain. A single Cory’s Shearwater and the usual Yellow-legged Gulls were offshore while a Common Kestrel flew west and four Yellow Wagtails flew east over the bay. Migrants dropped in and around the grounds included thirty Whinchats, 1 Northern Wheatear, ten Common Whitethroats, one Lesser Whitethroat, two Sardinian Warblers, one Eastern Olivaceous Warbler and 15 Spotted Flycatchers. The usual Alpine and Common Swifts, Common House Martins, Barn Swallows, Black-billed Magpie and House Sparrows were also present.

After eating out in Sidari, whilst walking back over the stinky canal at about 2215hrs, a Squacco Heron flew down it heading east!

Thursday 11th May

As it had been dry and clear overnight, I decided to try a new spot a little further inland this morning so at 0630hrs, I was already in what I called Sidari Woods. En route, I flushed a Little Stint from the stinky canal. Here I wandered around in all directions for about two hours, producing Common Wood Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, three European Turtle Doves, European Green Woodpecker, at least three singing Eurasian Wrynecks, Common Blackbird, several singing Cetti’s Warblers, one singing Eastern Olivaceous Warbler, several Sardinian Warblers, one singing Wood Warbler, several Spotted Flycatchers, Great Tit, Blue Tit, lots of Woodchat Shrikes which held territories all over the place, Eurasian Jay, Black-billed Magpie, five singing Eurasian Golden Orioles, lots of Eurasian Tree Sparrows, House Sparrow, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch and a European Serin which flew off east. It was as I was leaving though that the real surprises showed up! The first was a calling female Semi-collared Flycatcher which spent most of its time showing extremely well low down on some fencing around a Lemon plantation. After enjoying this bird for about half an hour, I really did have to leave but was stopped again two minutes later by the familiar song of a Great Reed Warbler singing from a Lemon tree only a few feet from the track. Although elusive, this bird did give some brief but enjoyable views. Walking down the track, I was then treated to three Red-rumped Swallows along with several Common House Martins collecting mud from one of the puddles, again only feet away from me!

Birding from the patio in the evening, I was impressed by a large number of aerial feeders that were over Kanali / Sidari which included 100+ Alpine, one Pallid and 800+ Common Swifts, 200+ Common House Martins, one Red-rumped and 50+ Barn Swallows and five Sand Martins. It was whilst watching this feeding frenzy that a large Falcon flew over heading west which turned out to be an adult Lanner Falcon – I certainly didn’t expect to see one of these! Also noted in and around the grounds were Yellow-legged Gulls offshore, White Wagtail, a female Sardinian Warbler, Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrow and European Goldfinch.

Friday 12th May

As it was another hot and dry morning, at 0600hrs I again tried a new area for some birding which I called Kanali Fields! Birds noted here included three Eurasian Turtle Doves, two Red-rumped Swallows, 12+ Whinchats, two singing Zitting Cisticola, Common Whitethroat, two singing Sardinian Warblers, three Spotted Flycatchers, one male Woodchat Shrike and a European Serin flying east.

After an hour or so here, I moved into Kanali Valley for another hour or so. Here again there had been an overnight fall of birds which included one Tree Pipit, 12+ Whinchats, one singing Icterine Warbler, one singing Garden Warbler, five Common Whitethroats, two singing Sardinian Warblers, one singing Wood Warbler, 20+ Spotted Flycatchers, one male Red-backed and one male Woodchat Shrike and 30+ Eurasian Golden Orioles. A female Common Kestrel was hunting over the pastures and a Tawny Owl was calling in the woods. There was some good overhead migration which included 100+ Alpine, one Pallid and 20+ Common Swifts, 300+ Common House Martins, seven Red-rumped and 20+ Barn Swallows and 50+ Sand Martins all of which were flying east. Other birds noted in the valley included Eurasian Collared Dove, Common Blackbird, Great, Blue and Coal Tit, Eurasian Jay, plenty of Eurasian Tree Sparrows, European Greenfinch and European Goldfinch.

After hiring a car for the day (a Fiat Punto for 24 Euros from Dimitra and Manos car-hire in Sidari) I set off with Paula and Ellie for the east of the island at about 1100hrs. The first stop at about 1130hrs was a reed bed just east of Acharavi but although a European Honey Buzzard flew north overhead, this only produced one Eurasian Collared Dove, one Red-rumped Swallow, two Cetti’s Warblers, two Zitting Cisticola, one European Reed Warbler and a singing European Serin. The next stop at about 1200hrs was the Andinioli Lagoon. The lagoon itself was very quiet with only four Grey Herons, one Purple Heron, three Little Egrets and a Yellow-legged Gull on the water but the surrounding area was much better producing a Eurasian Hoopoe in a vegetable plot, two European Bee-eaters which ended up hawking over the lagoon briefly before flying off north, 20+ Common House Martins, four Red-rumped and ten Barn Swallows, several singing Cetti’s Warbler, a Moustached Warbler which was singing just on the edge of the reed bed audible from the road, two European Reed Warblers and two Sardinian Warblers. I decided to drive along a westward running sandy track which ran out through the reeds and pastures. This produced a very smart Lesser Grey Shrike which was seen in scrub about a mile down the track as well as four Blue-headed Wagtails, several Woodchat Shrikes, two Hooded Crows and at least five Corn Buntings singing from telegraph wires.

After taking the girls back to the apartment (the heat became too much for Ellie) I then returned to the mountains. My first stop at about 1500hrs was in a lay-by just before Trimodi. This produced two hunting Short-toed Eagles, a lone Bonelli’s Eagle hunting in one of the gorges and a Peregrine Falcon soaring as well as singing Common Nightingale, Blue Rock Thrushes and Common Blackbirds, none of which I could see! Sardinian Warblers and Woodchat Shrikes were still plentiful as were House Sparrows but a Common Stonechat sitting up was the only one of the trip! Next stop at about 1600hrs was another lay-by much higher up between Lafki and Eriva. This one stop provided me with an amazing hour of birding in which I managed to see an adult grey-brown morph Steppe Buzzard, a female Northern Goshawk, a male Lesser Kestrel, two Rock Partridges, a fine singing and displaying male Black-eared Wheatear, a very mobile but showy Western Rock Nuthatch, two pairs of Subalpine Warblers with both the males singing and both the females carrying food, two Sardinian Warblers, several Woodchat Shrikes, two singing Cirl Buntings, four singing Black-headed Buntings and a singing Cretzshmar’s Bunting. I could also hear Blue Rock Thrush singing but again, I failed to see one! There were also several Common Blackbirds, European Goldfinches and Blue Tits. I then returned back to the apartment, arriving back at 1745hrs.

Saturday 13th May

With another hot and dry day, at 0615hrs I tried another track which led me to a dumping area so rather fittingly, I called this Kanali Dump! Apart from a party of 8 Corn Buntings flying east, this area produced very little. A singing Zitting Cisticola and three Sardinian Warblers and the customary House Sparrows were all that I could find while overhead there were several Alpine Swifts and Common House Martins along with four Red-rumped Swallows.

I then decided to try Kanali Fields at 0645hrs which provided me the spectacular sight of 12 European Bee-eaters flying in from the west before they landed in a dead tree only at most 100 metres away from me where they then proceeded to use this perch as a feeding station. A truly memorable sight! Other birds noted included a Common Buzzard which was hunting low over the fields before it flew off west, two Whinchats, three singing Cetti’s Warblers, three singing Zitting Cisticola, two singing Eastern Olivaceous Warblers, one obliging but shattered Icterine Warbler, one Common Whitethroat, four singing Sardinian Warblers, five Spotted Flycatchers, a male Woodchat and a male and female Red-backed Shrike (not a pair!). Eurasian Collared Dove, Great and Blue Tit, House Sparrow, European Greenfinch and European Goldfinch were also noted.

I then returned to the apartment at about 0830hrs from where I looked out from the patio for an hour or so. This produced a smart, male Red-footed Falcon flying north as well as a Cory’s Shearwater offshore. Also noted were 60+ Alpine Swifts, 30+ Common House Martins, White Wagtail, Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrow and European Goldfinch.

Sunday 14th May

I decided to spend my last morning which again started hot and dry, at my favourite site, being Kanali Valley. Although there wasn’t an obvious fall of migrants, this proved to be a good move as I found a cracking singing Ruppell’s Warbler in the woods towards the end of the track! I also heard European Bee-eater(s) flying over heading west but I failed to find them and rather bizarrely, I saw a female Blue Rock Thrush carrying food from the woods upto one of the rock faces – this was the first time I had seen or heard this species in the valley! Apart from these though, it was fairly quiet by previous standards with other birds noted being one Common Kestrel, one Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 12+ Yellow-legged Gulls on the sea, Eurasian Collared Dove, singing Eurasian Wryneck, plenty of Alpine Swifts, several Common House Martins, three Red-rumped and several Barn Swallows, four Whinchats, one singing Cetti’s Warbler, one singing Icterine Warbler, two singing Sardinian Warblers, ten Spotted Flycatchers, Great and Blue Tit, Black-billed Magpie, six Eurasian Golden Orioles, lots of Eurasian Tree Sparrows, European Greenfinch, European Goldfinch and a single European Serin.

A last fling from the patio from about 1730hrs produced an unexpected Collared Pratincole flying west and a Little Egret flying east. Plenty of Alpine and Common Swifts, Common House Martins, Barn Swallows and Sand Martins as well as the usual Black-billed Magpie, House Sparrows and European Goldfinches.

I finished off the holiday by visiting Sidari Woods at about 2045hrs, just on dusk and was rewarded with superb views of a Eurasian Scops Owl just on the edge of the wood which I actually managed to attract by mimicking its call! At least two others were also calling.

Location descriptions

Kanali Valley


Follow the road west through Kanali heading towards Peroulades. After appearing to leave the bars, cafes and hotels behind, an area of un-completed buildings set amongst what I thought were Holm Oaks will appear on the northern side of the road. Take the track off the road, opposite the ‘Sunshine Snack Bar’ and then almost immediately, take a path off to the north-west that runs through the grass between the buildings. The buildings themselves held a nesting pair of Red-rumped Swallows while the Holm Oaks held lots of Eurasian Tree Sparrows as well as a few migrants, the best being an Eastern Orphean Warbler. The path will then after 70 metres or so, lead onto a track. Turning right (east) onto the track, it then winds around some sort of small-holding. I found it productive to stand quietly on the track just after the first left hand bend as it gave me a good view through the woods. Here I had some superb views of Eurasian Golden Orioles which I assumed were nesting in this area while it also produced several migrants including Eurasian Wryneck, Tree Pipit, Icterine and Wood Warblers and European Serin. Following the track further eventually leads to some areas of rough grassland and allotments. The track runs between these and the woods and although it becomes a little overgrown, is still easily followed (I would recommend long trousers tucked into your socks!). This area always seemed to attract migrant birds, particularly Whinchats, Common Whitethroats, Spotted Flycatchers and both Woodchat and Red-backed Shrikes. I also found both Ruppell’s Warbler and Black-headed Bunting here so I’m guessing that it could be a real migrant hot-spot at times. The track finally runs out on a cliff-top so with no other paths, you have to retrace your steps which of course gives you a chance to find anything you may have missed!

Kanali Fields

Follow the road west through Kanali, heading towards Peroulades. After appearing to leave the town behind, a small track appears on the left (running south off the road) next to a fairly run down but inhabited building. The track is signed ‘Koinotikoe Apomoe Bpobanee. The track leads through some rough grassland before going through an area of rough scrub before ending after half a mile in an overgrown meadow which backs onto an orchard. Although not as good for birds as Kanali Valley, the area still seemed to attract Whinchats and both Woodchat and Red-backed Shrikes as well allowing good views of some of the skulking birds such as Sardinian and Eastern Olivaceous Warblers. I also had European Bee-eaters and an Icterine Warbler here so it definitely has potential.

Sidari Woods

Situated south of the main resort of Sidari, this woodland consists of both coniferous and broad leaved deciduous trees as well as many clearings containing some scrub and is reached by an unmarked track which runs south off the main road through Sidari. The beginning of the track is found between a car-hire shop named Explore and the Hotel Silas which is opposite the Three Pigs cafe (it is easily found as the beginning lays between to roadside ditches full of what Ellie called the noisy frogs!) and then runs along the eastern edge of the hotel complex for about two hundred metres before entering the woodland. As it does so, there is a fenced off area on the right of the track containing Lemon trees and then the track forks. The left fork runs rather zigzagged for about 100 metres through deciduous trees before finishing at a dead-end while the right fork leads into a recently cleared slope. There are many options on paths after taking the right fork but no clear route! I opted to climb the slope but apart from a Green Woodpecker on the summit, this proved to be pointless as most of the birds were in or around the lower part of the woods! Apart from the usual woodland stuff, I didn’t see a staggering amount of birds here. However, there was singing Eurasian Wrynecks, Sardinian, Eastern Olivaceous, Cetti’s, and Wood Warblers as well as Eurasian Scops Owls present after dark. It also had potential for attracting migrants which was proven by the fact that I had both Great Reed Warbler and Semi-collared Flycatcher in the lower part of the wood near where the track entered! The puddles on the tracks also provided some superb views of Red-rumped Swallows collecting mud to build nests in an old concrete shed adjacent to the track.

Andinioti Lagoon

The lagoon is located along the main coast road circuiting the north-east of the island. I found the best place to view the lagoon was actually from a position from this road, just under some Holm Oaks. From this elevated position, it was possible to view most of the lagoon which actually looks really good but unfortunately, nobody seems to have told the birds about it! The lagoon itself is large and almost completely surrounded by reeds and scrubby areas. The eastern end of the lagoon had many muddy islands that really looked the part for waders etc but the only bird-life on saw was a few Grey and a single Purple Heron, a few Little Egrets and two European Bee-eaters! More interesting was the surrounding reeds and scrub immediately in front on the vantage point as this held a singing Moustached Warbler as well as Cetti’s and European Reed Warbler. Whilst at this vantage point, looking down is a sandy track which starts just along the road and appears to run right to the distant beach, cutting through the grassland and scrub. I opted to drive along this track for about ¾ mile. This produced Eurasian Hoopoe, Blue-headed Wagtails, Zitting Cisticola, Cetti’s Warblers, Woodchat and Lesser Grey Shrike, Hooded Crow and several Corn Buntings. The track then started to go through allotments etc so I turned back. The big problem I found here was that the minute I left the car, the insects homed in on me so having Paula and Ellie in tow, I decided against further exploration of the site. Returning along the sandy track and back to the main road, it is possible to then take the turning to Agios Spiridon and then take a track which runs across a bridge over the lagoon and then into more scrub and woodland which apparently holds more Lesser Grey Shrikes, Spanish Sparrows and Cirl Buntings but due to some event going on, I was unable to do this!

The Road to Mount Pantokrator

I only went up the mountain once during the holiday but in truth, I could quite happily have spent everyday up here. I found that the best way to approach it was by following the sign-posts from Acharavi as the wide road through Agios Martinos, Trimodi and Lafkio was so much easier to drive along. The road passes through all sorts of habitat including lots of woodland that must just crawl with birds but time never allowed me to check out even a small part of it. My first stop was in a gravel lay- by about ¾ mile before Trimodi. Looking from here, you can clearly see Albania and the sea as well as a lot of bare rock faces although these turned out to be a little bit to distant for finding passerines! Birds seen from here included Bonelli’s andShort-toed Eagles and Peregrine Falcon as well as singing Blue Rock Thrushes all around. I’m sure that if time allowed, I would have seen much more from here. The second lay-by that I used was situated much further up the mountain road. After passing through Lafkio, after about a mile on the second sharp right hand bend is a lay-by (if you drive into Eriva then you have gone too far!) only big enough to hold two cars. Next to it is a small area of rough grassland. I pulled in here and then scanned the mountainside on the other side of the road which consisted of small scrub, a few taller trees and many bare rock faces and boulders. Standing with my back to the car so that I was facing the nearest slopes, the highest rocks produced Rock Partridges, Black-eared Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush and a Western Rock Nuthatch. Lower down these slopes on the tree-tops were singing Cretzschmar’s, Cirl and Black-headed Buntings while Subalpine Warblers were nesting in and around the roadside scrub. I also noted Steppe Buzzard, Northern Goshawk and Lesser Kestrel overhead as well as Sardinian Warblers and Woodchat Shrikes in the areas of scrub. Due to being late in the day, I never made it to the summit!

There are obviously many other good sites on Corfu such as the Gavrolimni Ponds and The Plains of Ropa around the centre of the island and Lake Korrison and The Lefkimmi Salt Pans in the south but due to the nature of my holiday, I didn’t really get the chance to visit them. I would also guess that there are many other sites that are as yet undiscovered that would probably yield good numbers of passage birds and probably some surprise breeding birds!

Species Checklist

Cory’s Shearwater Seen most days in small numbers offshore from Kanali.
Squacco Heron One - Kanali.
Great Egret One - Corfu Airport.
Little Egret Three - Andinioti Lagoon; one Kanali.
Grey Heron Four - Andinioti Lagoon.
Purple Heron One - Andinioti Lagoon.
Short-toed Eagle Two – Trimodi
Bonelli’s Eagle One - Trimodi.
Black Kite One - Kanali.
Marsh Harrier One - Corfu Airport.
European Honey Buzzard One - Acharavi.
Common Buzzard One - Kanali; one Steppe Buzzard Pantokrator.
Northern Goshawk One - Pantokrator.
Eurasian Sparrowhawk One - Kanali.
Lesser Kestrel One - Pantokrator.
Common Kestrel Seen daily around Kanali.
Red-footed Falcon One - Kanali.
Lanner Falcon One - Kanali.
Peregrine Falcon One - Trimodi.
Rock Partridge Two - Pantokrator.
Black-winged Stilt Two - Kanali.
Collared Pratincole One - Kanali.
Little Stint One - Kanali.
Temminck’s Stint One - Kanali.
Yellow-legged Gull One - Andinioti Lagoon; Common around Kanali.
Rock Dove Several - Corfu Airport.
Common Wood Pigeon One - Sidari.
Eurasian Collared Dove Common.
European Turtle Dove A few seen around Kanali and Sidari.
Tawny Owl One - Kanali.
Eurasian Scops Owl Three - Sidari.
Alpine Swift Abundant.
Common Swift Abundant.
Pallid Swift Two - Kanali.
Eurasian Hoopoe One - Andinioti Lagoon.
European Bee-eater Two - Andinioti Lagoon; 12 - Kanali.
European Green Woodpecker One - Sidari.
Eurasian Wryneck Three - Sidari; one - Kanali.
Crested Lark One - Kanali.
Sand Martin Common.
Eurasian Crag Martin One - Kanali.
Red-rumped Swallow Common.
Barn Swallow Abundant.
Common House Martin Abundant.
Tree Pipit One - Kanali.
Yellow Wagtail Seen daily in Kanali; four Blue-headed Wagtails - Andinioti Lagoon.
White Wagtail Common.
Common Nightingale One - Trimodi.
Northern Wheatear One - Kanali.
Black-eared Wheatear One - Pantokrator.
Whinchat Common around Kanali.
Common Stonechat One - Trimodi.
Blue Rock Thrush Several - Pantokrator; one - Kanali.
Common Blackbird Locally common.
Cetti’s Warbler Common.
Zitting Cisticola Common.
Moustached Warbler One - Andinioti Lagoon.
European Reed Warbler One - Acharavi; two - Andinioti Lagoon.
Great Reed Warbler One - Sidari.
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Three - Kanali; one - Sidari.
Icterine Warbler Two - Kanali.
Garden Warbler One - Kanali.
Subalpine Warbler Four - Pantokrator.
Sardinian Warbler Abundant.
Eastern Orphean Warbler One - Kanali.
Ruppell’s Warbler One - Kanali.
Lesser Whitethroat One - Kanali.
Common Whitethroat Common.
Wood Warbler Four - Kanali; one - Sidari.
Spotted Flycatcher Common.
Semi-collared Flycatcher One - Sidari.
Coal Tit One - Kanali.
Blue Tit Common.
Great Tit Several - Kanali.
Western Rock Nuthatch One - Pantokrator.
Eurasian Golden Oriole Common around Kanali; five - Sidari.
Red-backed Shrike Four - Kanali.
Lesser Grey Shrike One - Andinioti Lagoon.
Woodchat Shrike Common.
Eurasian Jay Common.
Black-billed Magpie Common.
Hooded Crow Two - Andinioti Lagoon.
House Sparrow Abundant.
Eurasian Tree Sparrow Common around Kanali and Sidari.
European Serin Locally common.
European Greenfinch Common.
European Goldfinch Abundant.
Cirl Bunting Two - Pantokrator.
Cretzshmar’s Bunting One - Pantokrator.
Black-headed Bunting Two - Kanali; Four - Pantokrator.
Corn Bunting Eight - Kanali; Five - Andinioti Lagoon.

Mr Justin Zantboer of Suffolk.
Email address: Justin.paula@btopenworld.com