Thursday, March 26, 2020

COVID-19 and backyard birding: A day to day diary

Corona Virus (COVID-19) has caused movement restrictions to most citizens of the world, including Greece. Birders struggle, having no chance but stay home and watch birds from backyards, roofs or windows. Spring migration is on the way, so if one is lucky, he can observe some interesting species. Still, not as good as being birding in the field, but better than nothing.
So for the next weeks, I will be posting day to day bird sightings from our place in Rafina, Athens GREECE,

Stay safe, stay home and keep birding!
Spyros Skareas

Little Owl (Athenae noctua) is breeding in a nearby roof and is uually watched at dusk from my window.
Rafina, Athens GR
Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris) is singing on a burnt olive tree branch, beside our balcony
Rafina, Athens GR

Day 1, March 14th 2020: A windy day, mostly watching from my window. 12 species overall
Yellow-legged Gull, Magpie, House Sparrow, Collared Dove, Great Tit, Blackcap, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Feral Pigeon, Chiffchaff, Goldfinch, Little Owl

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