Sunday, September 30, 2007

Red Necked Phalarope

Gibraltar Point
Distant by the time i arrived, had been seen walking on the flooded path early morning.


Friday, September 21, 2007

TURKEY DALYAN 8th-21st SEPTEMBER 2007

We decided on a holiday again to Dalyan Turkey, having gone in May for the last two years we had to go in September this year as we did the GAMBIA in March, it was a holiday rather than a birding holiday, but i still saw 114 species with two new birds, Greater Spotted Eagle and Semi-collared Flycatcher. I managed to get out every morning for two hours and occasionally a hour or two on the balcony over looking the Lycian Tombs across the river, we visited Hamit for the Kingfisher and i had two mornings in the Liquid Amber Forest of Teperasi. We visited quite a few ruins and added the Temple of Artimis to our list of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Dragonflies

TURKEY
Hamit Village along the river.
As well as these two we saw several sp of Dragonflies and Damselfies along the river, also Plain Tiger, Two tailed Pasha Scarce Swallowtail and Swallowtail, several whites Clouded Yellow and hundreds of Langs Short tailed Blue.



Jersey Tiger

Found by Ilker in the canyon, we also saw a Red Underwing sp, and several Butterflies including Plain Tiger and Swallowtail.

Bat

Bat sp Saklikent gorge, our friend Ilker Erkan found a couple of dead bats, we then came across this one still alive, it had an injury just above its right arm, and there is blood on the stones around it, slightly bigger than a pip?

Crabs

Several of these from thumb to hand size kept me entertained while the wife sun bathed on the beach.


Terrapin





Terrapin

Hundreds of these in the waterways around the resort


Banana



Sunday, September 09, 2007

White Stork





White Stork



Common Wheatear


Steppe Buzzard

Dalyan Turkey Sept 2007


Squacco Heron






Spoonbills

Dalyan a dozen flew past as it got dark, heading towards the sea.


PALLID HARRIER

Compare this Juv with the Juv Montagu's below





Montagu's Harrier

DALYAN TURKEY
compare with juv Pallid above, both birds seen on same day, a few hundred yards apart, the Montys out on the marsh, the Pallid around a rocky crag over looking the Marsh.


Rock Nuthatch

Common on rocks, also sometimes in trees. Dalyan Turkey





Semi Collared Flycatcher

Turkey Sept 2007
Though a poor picture, it can be easily compared with the Collared below, this bird was also calling i then picked up a second sat close to this one.

Collared Flycatcher

Greece Sept 2004

Saturday, September 08, 2007

GLOSSY IBIS

The only one seen, present for about five days in a flooded field, feeding under fruit trees with a Squacco heron.




Glossy Ibis