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Now I know that this entry is slightly out of date as Mick, Denise and myself went to Cyprus in April and May.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
Different variations of Yellow Wagtails
Red Backed Shrike
When we were not ringing we either relaxed by the pool or watched other wildlife on the island.
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.