Monday, April 13, 2015

Birdwatching in Athens: Spata Fields are flooded (with water and birds)!

The plain east of the town of Spata is a very good birdwatching site for those interested in farmalnd birds. However, it is also very important for waterfowl, herons and waders when a part of the plain gets flooded after a very rainy winter season, like this year. Within a few meters you can see Glossy Ibis, Red-throated Pipits and Tawny Pipits!

Flocks of Glossy Ibises forage on flooded vineyards

The Red-throated Pipit is a regular passage migrant 

Tawny Pipits are frequently seen on open areas

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