Spring has come and so have the first migrants. Among the numerous Chiffchaffs, one Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (aka Balkan Warbler) was seen in the bare branches of a fig. First ever seen in the area in 2011, it seems that this - once thought to be very rare - bird, is actually a regular spring passage migrant that was overlooked in the previous years.
|Balkan Warblers are now regular sightings every spring in south Greece|
Another late visitor is the Rock Bunting. Although it is a winter visitor, no birds had been seen until early March, suggesting a small through-passage in the area, instead of wintering this year.
|Wintering or passing Rock Buntings can often be seen in low altitudes, even at sea level.|