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).