This year's spring is one of the best of the last years at Schinias National Park, just a few km out of Athens. There is a lot of water in the marshes, so lots of waders have preferred to rest for some days in the area. Highlight of the day: Jack Snipe (Lymnocryptes minimus) - Κουφομπουκάτσινο
The most interesting sightings of Saturday, April 10th were:
Ferruginous Ducks (18), Marsh Harrier, Purple Heron (2), Squacco Heron (30), Little Egret (100), Glossy Ibis (80), Jack Snipe (1), Spotted Redshank (1), Cretzschmar's Bunting, Black-eared Wheatear, Woodchat Shrike, Zitting Cisticola
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea) - Πορφυροτσικνιάς
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) - Βαλτόπαπια
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinelus) - Χαλκόκοτα
Glossy ibises with Little Egrets
A nice covered spot, full of birds, just beside the houses
How many Glossy Ibises can you count?
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus) - Μαυρότρυγγας
Nice Cretschmar's Bunting (Emberiza caesia) - Φρυγανοτσίχλονο
Starling, with summer plumage (yellow bill)
Cetti's Warbler (Cettia cetti) - Ψευταηδόνι
Zitting Cisticola or Fan-tailed Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) - Κιστικόλη
Beware of running Foxes!