|Broad-billed Sandpiper at Artemis (Loutsa) Lagoon|
|Garden Warbler at Spata fields|
|Spotted Flycatcher at Spata fields|
Our next stop was Schinias National Park. Two impressive Short-toed Eagles was well observed. Other specialties of the area were Zitting Cisticola, Woodchat Shrike, Lesser Grey Shrike, Black-headed Wagtail (heard), and beautiful Penduline Tits at the Olympic Rowing center. We also had Rock Nuthatch around their nesting area, and the close by hill, as well as Chukar.
Our last stop was the small Artemis (Loutsa) Lagoon, north of Athens International Airport. This small pond always holds water in summer, which attracts a lot of migrant waders. So, we had the chance to see Black-winged Stilt, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff, Redshank.
|Red-backed Shrike enjoying cicada as lunch, at Pikermi|
|Little Owl at Schinias National Park|
Little Ringed Plover
Lesser Grey Shrike
|Ringed Plover at Artemis Lagoon|