May 26, 2009

Little Grebe (Νανοβουτηχτάρι - Tachybaptus rufucollis)

A picture of a Little Grebe from my visit to Strofilia

May 22, 2009

Curlew Sandpiper (Δρεπανοσκαλίδρα - Calidris ferruginea)

There are a few of them around the last 3-4 days.
No sign of the Isabelline Shrike...

May 21, 2009

Isabelline Shrike (Ξανθοκεφαλάς - Lanius isabellinus)

One more picture taken yesterday.If this observation is accepted by the Hellenic Rarities Committee than this will be the 6th record in Greece.Unfortunately I did not manage to see it today.

Highlights of today's observations:Red-backed shrikes >10-15,Lesser grey shrikes 3, Woodchat shrikes 4,Little stints >20,Ruff 5-10,Curlew sandpiper 3, Gull-billed tern 1,Little egret 1,Squacco heron 2,Buzzard 1, Red throated pipit 1 and 1 starling which I didn't expect to see this time of year.

May 20, 2009

Isabelline Shrike (Ξανθοκεφαλάς - Lanius isabellinus)

This seems to be an Isabelline Shrike.It was observed today at Spata.Confirmation is welcomed.

May 3, 2009

Goldfinch (Καρδερίνα -Carduelis carduelis)

Montagu's Harriers have seemed to gone but Lesser Grey Shrikes, Red-backed Shrikes and Black headed Buntings are the new arrivals