Rough Legged Buzzard

•24/02/2016 • 2 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

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

•16/06/2015 • Leave a Comment

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Female Marsh Harriers are the most common raptors of greek wetlands. In winter in vast wetlands there can be found dozens of them.

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This is a female individual except if it’s a case of a “homosexual” male. In this species sometimes males could be very similar to females as to have an advantage by accessing the females more easily without “fighting” with the other males.

28/3/2015.

 
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