Snowfinch – Alpine Accentor

•01/06/2016 • 2 Comments

Several times i made an effort to reach the altitudes where the strictly alpine species live and breed. Last Saturday was the first time i managed to reach the right place in the right time. At the high attitudes of more than 2300-2350 m i was surrounded for more than five hours by an impressive flock of Snowfinches (Montifringilla nivalis).

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Below you can see how beautiful bird is the Snowfinch, especially when in display flight.

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Alpine Accentors were also residents of these altitudes. Additionally the habitat seemed good for Wallcreeper and she probably live there although i didn’t manage to spot any.

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This was for sure one of my more exciting birding experience.

28/5/2016

Rough Legged Buzzard

•24/02/2016 • 3 Comments

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Two weeks ago i visited Evros prefecture which is one of the best places in Europe for birding.

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I went there with George and Peter two fellow Nature photographers and we had some great chances to take some nice Wildlife photos.
The highlight, by far, was 2 Buteo lagopus individuals (Χιονογερακίνα) which was my first observation of this species.
Above you can see two photos of the juvenile.
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And at the last two photos you can see the adult male.

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6/2/2016.

Calonectris diomedea

•11/11/2015 • 2 Comments

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Cory’s Shearwater flying aside the boat in a summer day with complete lack of wind.
I was very glad that my photo was first at the recent summer greek wildlife competition.

15/7/2015.

Common Crosbill

•17/09/2015 • Leave a Comment

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Loxia curvirostra (Σταυρομύτης) with it’s specialized beak structure, is one of the more interesting species of the greek conifer forests.

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His heavy bill with crossed tips is a great tool used to open cones and extracting seeds.

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Status in Europe

6/6/2015

Pandion haliaetus

•05/08/2015 • Leave a Comment

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These are photos of two different Ospreys taken last April at the vast wetlands of northern Greece,

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8-9/4/2015

Lesser Spotted Eagle

•03/08/2015 • Leave a Comment

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Dadia national park is laying at Evros perfecture at the SE edge of Europe. This area in addition with Evros estuaries are maybe the best areas in our continent to observe raptors (and not only), as nearly all of the European species (diurnal and nocturnal) can be observed there during a year.

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Aquila (clanga) pomarina (Κραυγαετός) is a summer visitor, breeding in Dadia and although declining still in Least concern category.

14/4/2015.

Monticola solitarius

•18/07/2015 • Leave a Comment

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Four months ago i was very lucky to be among a Blue Rock Thrush (Γαλαζοκότσυφας) galore.

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This species breeds in the most representative Mediterranean coastal environment.

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Mountain slopes with low vegetation are usually his preference.

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The males are impressively colored with this bold azure blue.

22/3/2015

 
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