Monday, August 08, 2005

Ferruginous Ducks and a lot more, @ Shinias National Park, Athens

A great sunny day (Sunday, August 7th, 2005) at Shinias National Park, full of beautiful birds. Most of them where at lake Stomi, where water level is still quite high. Very close to the beach, 6 Ferruginous Ducks (Vulnerable species) were observed, 3 matures and 3 juveniles. Close by, there were 3 Little Grebes. A lot of Black-winged Stilts, and Little Egrets, as well as Coots. For the first time, I saw 2 Short-toed Eagles, flying together over Lake Stomi.

The complete bird list for Sunday August 7th, 2005 is the following:

Little Grebe (10), Grey Heron (15), Little Egret (40), Ferruginous Duck (6), Black-winged Stilt (100), Coot (100), Short-toed Eagle (2), Greenshank, Green Sandpiper, Snipe, Yellow Wagtail, Crested Lark, Lesser Grey Shrike, Red-backed Shrike, House Martin, Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Collared Dove, Penduline Tit (juv), Yellow-legged Gull, Stonechat, House Sparrow, Magpie, Hooded Crow, Reed Warbler

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