Mar 25, 2009

Marsh Harrier (Καλαμόκιρκος - Circus aeruginosus)

Yesterday 3 Harrier species (Marsh, Hen and Pallid) were observed in relatively large numbers.
Today all of them had gone.

Mar 19, 2009

Glossy Ibis (Χαλκόκοτα- Plegadis falcinellus)

New arrivals today. Glossy Ibis (aprox. 20), Black-winged Stilt(12), Ruff(10-15), Yellow Wagtail, Hoopoe, Sand Martin, Redshank, Swift

Mar 15, 2009

Stone Curlew (Πετροτουρλίδα - Burhinus oedicnemus)

A couple of Stone Curlews were seen today at the area where last year in late May they were seen breeding.Unfortunately I did not manage to get a decent picture but the observation itself was satisfactory. Nice to see them back.

Mar 14, 2009

Golden Plover (Βροχοπούλι - Pluvialis apricaria)

The Ruffs are gone but a Golden Plover is the new arrival. It was observed alone earlier in the day. I thought Golden Plovers are shy birds however this was not the case with this one.Very calm and approachable allowing me to get close enough for a few shots

Mar 10, 2009

Ruff (Μαχητής - Philomachus pugnax)

Also couple of Ruffs arrived today.

Mar 9, 2009

Wheatear (Σταχτοπετροκλής - Oenanthe oenanthe)

The first Whetears of the season were observed today around Spata.