First week of March: the first migrants

Spring has come here on Lesvos!

Besides all the Almond trees in blossom we had the first arrivals of migrant birds: Small numbers of House Martins (Delichon urbicum) and Swifts (Apus apus) in the towns, sightings of single Barn Swallows (Hirundo rustica). Also a single White Stork (Ciconia ciconia) back to one of the two Kalloni area active nests.

At the wetlands the first flocks of passing waders: 280+ Dunlins, 27 Ruffs and 59 Avocets (all observed at the Kalloni Salt Pans).

Birding at Molivos reservoir

Birdwatching; Lesvos; Molivos reservoir

Field trip with students of the Petra High School at the Molivos reservoir for birdwatching (2/3).
We had a great time birding with: 7 RUDDY SHELDUCKS, 65 MEDITERRANEAN GULLS, 14 LITTLE GREBES, 1 BLACK-HEADED GREBE (in full summer plumage!) etc. and beautiful Molivos at the background!

Birdwatching;Lesvos;Molivos reservoir