Monday, September 06, 2004

Greece 6th-20th September 2004

Collared Flycatcher, Siviris Ampitheatre Fourka.

This bird is well within the breeding range of Semi-Collared and shows some features of that species, but it also shows more features associated with Collared, which does not occur in this area as a breeding bird.

Black Eared Wheatear, Dadia

Bee Eater, Old Fourka

Hoopoe, Fourka

Red Back Shrike, Fourka

Woodchat Shrike Fourka

Common Buzzard Fourka

Dadia Eastern Greece

We had an evening and a full day at this Vulture feeding station, though the Dead animals are laid out a good half mile away the views of Raptors are awesome, we saw the following Raptors with maximum numbers at anyone time, Griffon Vulture 12, Black Vulture 27, Egyption Vulture 22, Golden eagle 1, Imperial eagle 2, Hobby 1, Levant Sparrowhawk 1, Lesser Spotted eagle 15, Booted eagle 3, Goshawk 2, Short Toed eagle 14, Marsh Harrier 4, Common Buzzard 12, Sparrowhawk 2, Montagues Harrier 1, Long Legged Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Osprey 1, Lanner 1.
Egyption Vulture, Dadia

Griffon Vulture, Dadia

Black Vulture, Dadia

Juvenile Imperial Eagle, Dadia

Dalmation Pelicans Lake Kerkini

Two hundred plus Dalmation Pelicans and over six hundred White Pelicans on the lake this morning, the Whites were mostly in one large group at the north end of the lake, the Dalmations were spread around the lake but large groups were gathered around the fishermen out in their boats, as the boats came to shore the Dalmations followed then allowing some stunning close up views.

Slender Billed Gull, Agelochori Salt Pans.
We saw around 20 of this stunning gull on a very small pool at the very back of the Salt pans, we drove down a long dirt track between the big pans until we reached the bottom, from here we had storming views of Flamingoes, Broad Billed Sands, White Winged and Black Terns and several other waders Gulls and terns.

Broad Billed Sandpiper, Agelochori salt pans.

Black Tern, Agelochori salt pans.

Little Tern, Agelochori salt pans.

Night Herons, Lake Kirkini, very confiding birds sat with several Pygmy Cormorants in trees along the river.

White Pelican, Spoonbill and Caspain Tern, Lake Kerkini.

Great White Egret with Little Egrets, Lake Kirkini.

Spoonbills, Lake Kirkini

Squacco Heron, Lake Kirkini.

Pygmy Cormorant, Lake Kirkini.

White Stork, Lake Kirkini.

Black stork, Lake Kerkini