March 2018 Spring arrivals!

Isabelline Wheatear (by L. Kakalis)

By the end of this March a good number of spring visitor species of birds were recorded already (data taken from Lesvos Bird News group on Facebook):

White Storks (Ciconia ciconia) on the Kalloni (a pair) and Kerami nests

Dalmatian Pelican (Pelacanus crispus)

Garganey (Anas querquedula)

Ruff (Calidris pugnax) and Green (Tringa ochropus) and Wood Sandpiper (T. glareola)

Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and Avocet (Recorvirostra avocetta)

Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)

Glossy Ibiss (Plegadis falcinellus)

Glossy Ibisses (by E. Pavli)
Glossy Ibisses (by E. Pavli)

Little Crake (Porzana porzana)

Short-toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) and Pallid Harrier (Circus macrorous)

Yellow and Black-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava)

Barn (Hirundo rustica) and Red-rumped Swallow (Cecropsis daurica) and House (Delichon urbicum) and Sand Martin (Riparia riparia)

Common Swift (Apus apus)

Hoopoe (Upupa epops) and Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

Sedge (Acrocephalus scheoniclus) and Sub-alpine Warbler (Sylvia cantillans)

Northern (Oenanthe oenanthe), Black-eared (O. hispanica) and Isabelline Wheatears (O. isabellina, a pair at territory, featured photo of this post by L. Kakalis)

Cretzschmar’s Bunting (Emberiza caesia)

Cretzsmar's Bunting; Lesvos birds
Cretzshmar’s Bunting (by L. Kakalis)

The guiding season for 2018 begins in a few days!

 

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