Monday, April 06, 2015

Birdwatching in Athens: Spata Fields in full glory!

The famous fields around Spata are once again flooded! Due to the intense rains of winter and spring, the area south of the small church of St.George has transformed to a lake. Currently, the water level is very high and most of the waders have to remain in the banks, while Ferruginous Ducks, Garganeys and other waterfowl enjoy the presence of freshwater. The famous Turpentine Tree stand (that attracts many warblers in autumn) is also attractive for a number of interesting migrants; an Eastern Bonelli's Warbler and two Collared Flycatchers were looking for insects on or around.
Collared Flycatcher

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler

Spata Fields (flooded mode)
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