Goksu

Eleonora's Falcon

Eleonora’s Falcon

Spring birding simply is awesome. Everything can turn up everywhere. Last week a visit to Goksu payed off very well. On the way there a stunning Eleonora’s Falcon was perched on a mast along the road. By far the best views I’ve ever obtained of this awesome falcon.

In Goksu migration was good though not exceptional. Birds like Black Francolin, Graceful Prinia, 5 White Pelicans, 4 Stone Curlews, 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, Montegue’s Harrier and other common stuff.

Montague's Harrier

Montague’s Harrier

The best bird in the delta was a showy Great Sandpiper, that was fouraging on the mutflats.

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

Greater Sandplover

The best bird in the delta was a showy Great Sandpiper, that was fouraging on the mutflats.

Olive-tree Warbler

Olive-tree Warbler

Later a visit to the southern slopes of the Taurus Mountains gave 3 Olive-tree Warblers, Rueppel’s Warblers, Masked Shrike and Syrian Woodpecker.

Silas

 

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