Friday, March 26, 2010

Male Pallid Harrier & Marsh Harrier

Migration in its high peak until the end of next month. Today, while birding in Pendeli Mt, I saw an awesome male Pallid Harrier, chasing its prey around the northen burnt slopes of the mountain. The way this bird flies is simply amazing, so elegant but yet so powerful. This is the first time I see this species in Greece, I have seen several ones last year in Cyprus


male Pallid Harrier @ Pendeli Mt


male Pallid Harrier @ Pendeli Mt. Same individual, dorsal view


Just a while before him, a male Marsh Harrier flew very fast in front of me. It is very unusual to see such species away from marshes and wetlands, but probably he was heading to Schinias, just a few kilometers away from Pendeli Mt.


male Marsh Harrier @ Pendeli Mt


Subalpine Warbler@ Pendeli Mt


An orchid species, waiting for identification (any comments will be valuable!)
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