Saturday, 2 May 2015

Lesvos 2015

Another enjoyable trip guiding for Heatherlea on the Greek island of Lesvos 18th -25th April.

Kalloni Gulf, Lesvos

One of two Great Bitterns - a scarce bird on Lesvos but a good year this year!

Great Bittern - Skala Kalloni Pool

One of many Black-eared Wheatears of the commoner "throated" form

Black-headed Wagtail, Polichnitos

Superciliaris type Yellow Wagtail, Kalloni Salt Pans

Corn Bunting, Kalloni Salt Pans

Cinereous Bunting - a Lesvos speciality

Ortolan Bunting, Perasma

Cretzschmar's Bunting - another Lesvos speciality

Black Stork, Tsiknias River

Male Collared Flycatcher, Faneromeni

Female Garganey and Wood Sandpiper, Tsiknias River

Drake Garganey, Tsiknias River

Male Kruper's Nuthatch, Acladeri Forest

Juvenile Balkan Green Lizard

Masked Shrike - a locally common breeder

Second calendar year male Pallid Harrier - seemingly the most common age encountered here

Male Ruppell's Warbler, Kavaki

Male Ruppell's Warbler in song flight, Kavaki

Eurasian Scops Owl, Kalloni
White Peacock - Mega!
Short-toed Eagle, Kavaki

1 comment:

  1. As always, stunning shots Chris - looks like a great trip! Hope to catch up with you soon. All the best.