The Lesvos Bird Records Committee (LBRC) has accepted the following records for 2009:
Whooper Swan | Αγριόκυκνος
4 on the Gulf of Kalloni off Mesa 1 Jan 09 (T Robinson). This is only the fourth record for the island.
Common Pochard | Γκισάρι
1 Polichnitos Saltpans on 28 Jul 09 (T Robinson). This is only the eighth record for the island.
RED-NECKED GREBE | Κοκκινοβουτηχτάρι
11-24 Sept 09, 1 off Skala Kallonis (photo: R Lawrence et al). This is only the third post-2000 record.
Red-necked Grebe, Gulf of Kalloni off Skala Kallonis, September 2009 © Steve Dudley
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE | (Ευρωπαϊκός) Θαλασσαετός
2 May 09, a sub-adult north along the Tsiknias River Valley (I & S Bambrough, S P Dudley). This is only the sixth record for the island.
EGYPTIAN VULTURE | Ασπροπάρης
2 May 09, a sub-adult at the Vouvaris River mouth (T Robinson). This is only the 10th record for the island.
GRIFFON VULTURE | Όρνιο
1 26-28 Apr 09, first seen over Eresos on the 26th (Limosa group) and then the following two days (27th-28th) around the old dead goat pit at Madaros north of Kalloni (P & V Manning, D & B Bradnum et al). This is only the 11th record for the island.
EASTERN IMPERIAL EAGLE | (Ανατολικός) Βασιλαετός
3 May 09, a sub-adult bird south near Efthalou (photo: I & S Bambrough, S P Dudley);
7 May 09, a sub-adult Kalloni Raptor Watchpoint (I Pitts, S Hill, P Bowley, A Bowley, A & Y Ford);
8 May 09, two birds north over Agios Ioannis (photo: P Solley et al). These are the 9th to 11th records for the island.
GREAT SNIPE | Διπλομπεκάτσινο
One record: 7 May 09, 1 Haramida Marsh (S P Dudley).
COMMON GULL | Θυελλόγλαρος
12 Sept 09, an immature at Polichitos Saltpans (R Lawrence et al). The sixth record for the island.
A second individual seen at Tsiknias River in September was rejected by the Committee as identification unproven.
EURASIAN TREE SPARROW | Δεντροσπουργίτης
3 May 09, 1 with House Sparrows (Σπιτοσπουργίτης) Passer domesticus at the Petrified Forest Visitor Centre (R Harding). The sixth record for the island.