Sunday, July 03, 2005

Another short bird trip @ Mt. Hymettus, Athens

I had the chance to go birding for a couple of hours with Dr. Bernard Master, a very experienced and well known american birdwatcher, the afternoon of June 19th. We made several stops, starting high from the antennae, going doing to OTE towers, and finally around the monastery of Kesariani. Rock Sparrows, Rock Buntings and Black-headed Buntings were the most important observations.

The complete bird list for Mt Hymettus, Sunday June 19th, is the following
Kestrel, Yellow-legged Gull, Rock Pigeon, Collared Dove, Common Swift, Pallid Swift, Eur. Crag-Martin, Barn Swallow, Firecrest, Blackbird, Stonechat, Nothern Wheatear, Short-toed Treecreeper, Red-backed Shrike, Jay,Magpie, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Rock Sparrow, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Serin, Cirl Bunting(2 separate sightings of brilliant males) , Rock Bunting, Black-headed Bunting (female).
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