30 September, 2006

Lesvos Part 5 of 7, 15th May, 2006

There was always something on this small 'flash' behind the salt pans. The water was, however, rapidly diminishing as the week progressed. This morning a Spur-winged Plover posed for the camera.

Spur-winged Plover

En-route to the Achladeri picnic site a Great-white Egret was following the coast line North.

Great-white Egret

The Kruper's Nuthatch proved too difficult to photograph at the Achladeri picnic site. Photography was somewhat hampered as the army were on manouvres in the area - I didn't fancy spending a day in the cells accused of 'spying' ! This Masked Shrike was only slightly more obliging.

Masked Shrike

A Serin 'jangled' from the tree-tops on and off, but never gave easy views through the branches.


A Whinchat posed along a stretch of coastal track. Near Skala Vasilikon, we stopped for lunch at a remote beach cafe. As we left, a greasy obese Greek diner told us, in stilted English, to 'go back home' !


A Yellow-legged Gull tracking the coast.

Yellow-legged Gull

Back at the salt pans, a Common Tern fishes in the main channel.

Common Tern

A Black-winged Stilt had nested on a small island in the main channel resulting in three chicks.

Black-winged Stilt