Monday, July 14, 2014

Birdwatching in Athens: The heat is on....


July is traditionally the hottest month of the year and the intense heat prevents most birders from going outdoors in Athens. Birds are still there, however, and albeit less active they still hang around their breeding territories...

 Hoopoes are well known to nest close to human settlements. This year has been a very successful one in terms of breeding success as we have seen more Hoopoes close to man than ever. This one was photographed at Porto Rafti, a densely populated town close to Vravrona Wetland.

On the other hand, Reed Warblers are confined to dense reedbeds, always skulking under cover. This young bird never stepped out in the open, preferring to play hide-and-seek with us...Vravrona Wetland is one of the best sites to look for it.



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