2nd half of October birding

Cirl Bunting;Lesvos

I had 5 half days out with Fiona a very experienced “globe-birder”. We were around the most representative habitats of the island with lovely weather and good birds, even with zero summer visitor species.

The highlights were the Kruper’s and Western Rock Nuthatches, Dalmatian Pelicans, Black Stork, Ruddy Shelduck, Slender-billed Gulls, Marsh Sandpiper, Sombre Tit, Cirl Bunting, Blue Rock Thrush and late Red-backed Shrikes and Northern Wheatears, Ring Ouzel, Long-legged Buzzard etc.

Here are some photos of our birding:

Dalmatian Pelican; Lesvos
Dalmatian Pelican among Cormorants
Black Stork and Shags;Lesvos
Black Stork and Shags
Ruddy Shelduck Lesvos
Ruddy Shelduck
Middle-spotted Woodpecker; Lesvos
Middle-spotted Woodpecker
Robin Lesvos
European Robin
Osprey;Lesvos
Osprey
Cuckoo;Lesvos
Common Cuckoo

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