Monday, March 18, 2013

First wave of migrants has arrived!

The strong southern winds of the previous days have brought quite good numbers of migrants in Greece. Swallow and House Martin flocks are quite regular now, and the first groups of Yellow Wagtails are found in coastal and agricultural areas. Singing Hoopoes are now easy to see and hear, while the first Balkan Warblers are found among the still much numerous Chiffchaffs.Little Crakes have also arrived, along with Wood Sanpipers and Black-winged Stilts. 

Balkan Warblers are quite common in March

Not very shy but rather unobtrusive, the Little Crake is also an early arrival

The first Hoopoes usually come by late February, however it becomes common in mid March

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