Friday, April 10, 2015

Birdwatching in Athens: Spring Migration Update, March 2015 (Part III)

The first Sedge Warblers were heard on the 6th of March, while Great Reed Warblers arrived om the last days of the month.
Sedge Warbler (Schinias National Park)
Ruppel's and Subalpine Warblers were already on their breeding grounds by mid March, while Eastern Bonelli's, Wood and Willow Warblers were seen on the 30th. 

Ruppell's Warbler (Mt Hymettus)

Eastern Bonelli's Warbler (Spata Fiels)
There was also a large wave of Semi-collared and Collared Flycatchers from the 24th to the 30th of March. 
Collared Flycatcher (Spata Fields)

Semi-collared Flycatcher, female (Vravrona Wetland)
Finally, the first Cretzschmar's Buntings showed up on their usual spots on Mt Penteli. 

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