Monday, 26 September 2016

Cyprus 2016

This is in Memory of Alan Crabtree who sadly died recently.
Alan had been the ringer in charge on Cyprus for many years.

Now I know that this entry is slightly out of date as Mick, Denise and myself went to Cyprus in April and May. But it has taken this long for our techni-phobe Group Leader Mick to get me the photographs.
Anyway, Mick and Denise went to Cyprus for approx 6 weeks and met up with Mel Preston and his wife Janet in Polis.  I joined them mid way into their holiday for only a week but what a week I had. I managed to ring everyday. I was there either with Mel and Mick, Bill Jones or a group of ringers from Sorby Breck,  Paul, Steve, Mark, and Geoff.

The star of the trip was a Lesser Grey Shrike which I believe was only the second ringed on the island.

Below are just a few of the birds caught by us during this period.

Lesser Grey Shrike

Bonnelli's Warbler

Zitting Cisticola


Bee- Eater

Night Heron

Wood Sandpiper

Little Egret

Squacco Heron

Different variations of Yellow Wagtails

Collared Flycatchers

 Wood Warbler

Barred Warbler

Red Backed Shrike

Golden Oriole

When we were not ringing we either relaxed by the pool or watched other wildlife on the island.

Denise posing

Nice pinny Mel

Hummingbird Hawk Moth


Spur- Winged Lapwing

A great time was had by all, and thanks guys for your help and patience.

Looking forward to next years trip.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great time Mick, you'll be glad to get back to ringing some Barn Owls then..........


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