Hans and I spent the day in the vast garrigue areas of Western Lesvos (Agra and Sigri). Our main target was the Cinereous Bunting and the birds found in this specific habitat. It was a windy and relatively cold day but we managed to get what we wanted. Fantastic photos of the Cinereous Bunting, Chukar, Linnet and a bird Hans had for the first time photographed: the Wood Lark. We also found: BLUE ROCK THRUSH (a male singing and displaying for a long time), Sombre Tit, MASKED and Woodchat SHRIKES, CRETZSCHMAR’S BUNTING, ISABELLINE WHEATEAR, Ruddy Shelducks, Rock Pigeons, Orphean Warbler, Collared Flycatchers, Short-toed Eagle etc.
The highlights of this BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY half-day (08:30-14:30) guided birding trip around VATOUSA, IPSILOU MONASTERY and SIGRI:
Cinereous and Cretzschmar’s Buntings, Isabelline and Black-eared Wheathears, Rock Sparrow, Crag Martin, Blue Rock Thrush, Yellow Wagtails (3 races), Red-rumped Swallows, Masked and Whinchat Shrikes, Little Owl, Purple Herons, Rudy Shelducks and CITRINE WAGTAIL, again.