A Greater Spotted Eagle (Στικταετός) 2 years ago from a misty morning at Kerkini lake shores.
Hoping for better photos of this “true” Eagle, the next winter months.
Goshawk (Διπλοσάινο) is one of the stronger and more agile predators existing on earth.
I captured this juv individual in the edge of its habitat, surprisingly on a fir tree, exhibited in the open, aside the street !
Another of my favorite photos of the same Kingfisher photo session at the end of September.
Ten days later than the double Kingfisher, i tried to capture them in flight. After 2 hours of effort i had 3-4 successful shots. I am very proud that with the above photo i managed my first win in the Greek monthly wildlife photography competition. In this site , except of a lot of beautiful photos of the Greek wildlife, you can also find other very interesting topics, like articles about wildlife photography or Greek nature.
This September i captured my best ever Kingfishers (Αλκυόνη) photos.
Even in a modest urban stream as Pikrodafni, one can observe these colorful-beautiful birds.
In my first visit mid-September i was very lucky to spot 2 individuals (male and female) having a great interaction between them. Unfortunately the birds were still in the shadow and high ISO rates with low shutter speed couldn’t be avoided.
More about Kingfishers in my next post.
Some species are more adaptive than other. Normally Herons species are easily affected from environmental changes and as a result many species are declining. On the contrary The Cattle Egret (Γελαδάρης) is one of the exceptions and it’s population is increasing. Maybe because it’s habitat is not strictly limited in the wetlands as, accordingly to it’s name uses to follow flocks of domestic animals, feeding among them.
In Greece Cattle Egret still spreading and it was a great surprise to observe 3 individuals in Petron lake, in early July. Possibly breeding there.