Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Birdwatching in Athens: Ferruginous Duck@Loutsa Lagoon!

The small brackish lagoon at the coastal town of Artemis (aka Loutsa) is one of the best spots for autumn wader migration. It also hosts Ferruginous Ducks, usually not more than a handful. Today, however, we had the record number of 13 Ferruginous Ducks, which is very good news for this tiny wetland! The birds may have come from Schinias National Park, the closest site that has breeding population. The majority of the birds were juvenile but there were also some adult males.

Adult male Ferruginous Duck

Juvenile Ferruginous Ducks

One thing's for sure; Autumn migration is on!
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