Looking for Fieldfare and Mistle thrush I have undertaken several trips in the Troodos Mountains. The Thrushs wintering in the mountains represent still a species shared for hunting, with it for the Hunter no difference where the birds.
Generaly Monday morning i get up there and arrive early in the morning. I find often more emptier cartridge cases like birds. The Bird groups flying around are smaller and smaller. Also I find a lot empty cartridge boxes and the targed Birds can be regarded as printed photos. I often think that the cartridge cases and cartons should fall on the game wardens of forestry or hunting authority in middle of designated protected areas as open as the trash is out and as often as that there're but far from...
Near Troodos Village I then to my delight discovered some flying Thrushes and over the next few weeks up to 14 Thrushes have remained on this drinking place i found, together with Jays, Crossbill, Hawfinch, Chaffinches, Coal Tit and very shy Blackbirds. Many times I get only the position as "birdwatcher" sitting in my Tent because I've set up my gear on video recording and I also specifically waiting for the Thrushes. And this was the right decision.
Early December rain fall change in to snow, the numbers of Birds coming to the local watering hole smaller, the way in access was no longer possible for me and snowfall increasing. Now it's time to wait until the access is free again and hope fully the Birds still there.
The video shows some Species in the Troodos Mountains, I've met there between 15 October and 10 December 2016.
I was particularly pleased about the first Mistle Thrush and Fieldfare taken by me on video.
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