Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Gialova (Prefecture of Messinia), 26-27 April 2007

The famous Voidokilia beach

A nice view of the wetland

A private islet for this Mute Swan and Little Egret

Different subspecies of Yellow Wagtail

Different subspecies of Yellow Wagtail

A lonely Little Egret

Interesting migrant: Pied Flycatcher

A not so shy bird: Woodchat Shrike

A Wryneck is enjoying Spring

Marsh Harrier is attacking some waders
Newly married Mallard couple!

Stripe-necked Terrapin, a common water turtle in Greece's wetlands

Gialova Wetland is one of the most important wetlands in Southern Greece. The scenery is breathtaking. Long sandy beaches lay beside a large area of reeds and water. The extensive bird list contains 54 species! Highlights were Great White Egret, Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis, Wryneck, Red-footed Falcon, Golden Oriole, Pied Flycatcher, Bee-eater, Woodchat Shrike. Greece is endless for enyone that wants to enjoy birdwatching...
Great White Egret, Little Egret, Squacco Heron, Glossy Ibis, Mute Swan, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Red-footed Falcon, Coot, Moorhen, Black-winged Stilt, Spotted Redshank, Marsh Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Yellow-legged Gull, Little Owl, Common Swift, Bee-eater, Hoopoe, Wryneck, Crested Lark, Sky Lark, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, House Martin, White Wagtail, Yellow Wagtail, Wren, Blackbird, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Chiffachaff, Wood Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Stonechat, Whinchat, Great Tit, Golden Oriole, Woodchat Shrike, Jay, Magpie, Hooded Crow, House Sparrow, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Linnet, Corn Bunting

Reptiles: Stripe-necked Terrapin
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