Friday, October 23, 2009

CORFU OCTOBER 2009

We had two weeks on the island but not for birding,migration was poor anyway so most of the birds we saw were around the apartment or drifting over, even on trips out there were no small birds around.

SARDINIAN WARBLER

Seen everyday outside apartment but very furtive, common around the island. CORFU








RAVEN

The only one seen, drifted high north over apartment. Greece

Preying Mantis

We picked up a couple of these stunning beast from the roads and put them back in the trees, this one was on our balcony.



Lizard

Odd ones seen most days in the walls.



Jay

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Common seen everyday around apartment.






CORFU

COMMON BUZZARD




HONEY BUZZARD










COMMON BUZZARD



HAWFINCH
Two birds flew in one morning and sat for several minutes.


SWALLOWTAIL
Common around apartment flower beds.

GREY WAGTAIL




COMMON BUZZARD




ROCK THRUSH