Thursday, May 02, 2013

Citrine Wagtai at Vravrona!

While looking for Turtle Doves and Bee-eaters at the fields of Vravrona, I came across a much more unusual species; a Citrine Wagtail was feeding on the banks of Erasinos river, being very tame and offering me the chance for a great photo shooting!

Citrine Wagtail records have increased greatly in Attica in the last few years, and it seems to be a regular, though very scarce, passage migrant. Schinias is the most reliable site so far, and apart from Vravrona there are also records from the Spata fields (when flooded) and Oropos Lagoon. Hope the next one will be a bright male!

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