Friday, April 06, 2007

Imittos Mt (Athens) and its Warblers

Imittos Mt in Athens hosts several species of Warblers, which can easily be observed during Spring, when singing starts. A walk around the southern part of the mountain provided some nice pics of Rueppells' Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Common Whitethroat, as well as the first Cuckoo and Cretzschmar's Bunting of the year.

The complete bird list from today's trip:
Kestrel, Yellow-legged Gull, Collared Dove, Cuckoo, Chukar, Tree Pipit, Common Rock Thrush, Blue Rock Thrush, Black-eared Wheatear, Rock Nuthatch (heard), Short-toed Treecreeper, Common Blackbird, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Rueppell's Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Subalpine Warbler, Sombre Tit, Great Tit, Magpie, House Sparrow, Serin, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Cretzschmar's Bunting, Cirl Bunting

A Cuckoo is well hiden between the short pine trees

Rueppells' Warblers are everywhere!

Subalpine Warbler perching on tree branch

Common Whitethroat trying to hide

Not my best pic of a Cretzshmar's Bunting
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