Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Another Rarity in Spata

The flooded vineyards of Loutros area, near the Athens International Airport host another rare visitor of Athens. A Spur-winged Plover was recorded on the 16th of May and is still there!

Spur-winged Plovers are very rare summer visitors in Northern Greece, with an estimate of less than 50 breeding pairs. They are also very rare on passage, especially near Athens.

This year, more than 100 species have been seen, so far, in Loutros flooded vineyards. A really good year indeed!

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