White-winged Black Tern

•12/05/2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_2886_Chlleu
One of the more spectacular birds to watch and photograph are the Terns !
IMG_3010_Chlleu
Unlike Sterna Terns, Chlidonias (here Chlidonias leucopterus-Αργυρογλάρονο) genre prefer to hunt insects or small fishes, flying smoothly with sudden changes of direction. Sometimes they dive vertically from low height above water.
IMG_3014_Chlleu

10/5/2015.

Wryneck

•03/05/2015 • 2 Comments

IMG_7278_Jyntor

Jynx torquilla (Στραβολαίμης) it’s a very distinctive Woodpecker species, as instead of the other European woodpeckers, it makes a long distance migration, coming from Africa every spring. Although it’s not a rarity, it’s always a great observation in the field and much more in an urban area.

29/3/2015.

Blackcap (female)

•26/03/2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_6064_Sylatr

Sylvia atricapilla (Μαυροσκούφης) is not at all a rarity but it’s always a challenge to photograph this Warbler, especially the female which is one of my favorite ones ! It must be no more than 2 times i managed more than decent photos of this usually well hidden in the dense foliage warbler .

Kittywake

•16/03/2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_7755_Ristri

3 months ago i had my first observation of a 1CY Rissa tridactyla (Τριδάχτυλος Γλάρος). It was found among several Black Headed Gulls. When we approached to assure that it was a Kittiwake and not another Black Headed Gull we were very lucky that while all the Gulls took off, only the Kittiwake landed again, on exactly the same place, after no more than 1 minute. So we enjoyed a great session with many many photos !

14/12/2014

Common Kestrel

•23/02/2015 • 2 Comments

IMG_6306_Faltin
Falco tinnunculus – Βραχοκιρκίνεζο

Bar tailed Godwit

•14/01/2015 • 2 Comments

IMG_2454_Limlap

Low angle photo of a Limosa lapponica (Θαλασσολιμόζα) a Wader species which appears in Greece in very small numbers mainly during autumn migration.

22/09/2014

Baillon’s Crake

•10/01/2015 • Leave a Comment

IMG_6041_Porpus

Porzana pusilla is a beautiful – as all Crakes are – but very secretive bird. Usually moves in the dense reeds playing hide and seek with a birdwatcher.

IMG_6107_Porpus

If staying silent and motionless even in a semi hidden position and if having some patience she could appear in the open for a while.

IMG_6159_Porpus

15/11/2014

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 268 other followers