Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Athens 5th Bird Race

Athens 5th Race took place on Saturday 17th. First team got 103 species, an overall 150 species seen from all teams combined. I went out with my son for a couple of hours and got 60 species, including some hard to get species (especially the rail and the raptor are hard to photograph), such as Spotted Crake, Spanish Sparrow and Hobby.
Every two years I see a Hobby in Schinias, a hard-to-see bird, especially around Athens.

Spotted Crake (Porzana porzana) @ Schinias National Park

Cretzschmar's Bunting (Emberiza caesia) @ Schinias National Park

Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis) @ Schinias National Park
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