Spring is here and every time I get out new species have arrived. During the last weeks birds like White Stork, Barn Swallow, Hoopoe, Wood Sandpiper, Glossy Ibis, Little Egret and Moustached Warbler have arrived.
A few hours in the field around Mogan with Kuzey Cem provided amazing views of a Great Bittern – by far the best encounters I’ve ever had with the species.
Other good birds included Citrine Wagtail, Purple Heron and at least two Bluethroats. But probably the biggest surprise was a male Sardinian Warbler – a rare gues to Mogan.
167 Black-tailed Godwits, hundreds of Wagtails and the first Red-throated Pipit are also cool. The time is coming when a whole day of birding in Mogan is not waste of time.
My first Little Crake of the year was first chased and later caught by a Marsh Harrier. A quite cool sight.
A trip to Kizlicahaman gave good views of Cirl Bunting, Black Vulture, Kruper’s Nuthatch, Rock Bunting and Great Spotted Eagle.