Thursday, February 21, 2013

Winter's not done yet...

Even though the first spring visitors have already arrived (House Martin, Ruff, Swallow, Hoopoe) most of the winter visitors are still here and won't leave till late March.

Reed Buntings have changed plumage but are still found in good numbers in wetlands around Athens, like Vravrona.

A juvenile Black Kite stayed for the winter in the Mesogeia Plain, east of Athens. The bird roosted close to the airport, foraging the adjacent areas of Loutros, Loutsa and Vravrona. A very rare sighting for the Athenians, this was the first wintering record.

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