Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Rare Kittiwake sighting!

The Kittiwake is a very rare winter visitor of Greece. Every year, very few birds are seen, mainly due to the species preference of open seas. However, every now and then a juvenile bird chooses a harbor to rest and then it offers great views. Needless to say, such an occurence is a great event for Greek birdwatchers!

This year, a juvenile was found at the small coastal town of Stylida, very close to Lamia in central Greece. The bird was seen along with Black-headed Gulls, showing no fear and providing excellent views and shots!

Perched with a group of Black-headed Gulls

Quite active, flying away quite a few times, but always returning to the same spot

Very tame, it allowed some really close shots

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