Monday, June 14, 2021

Birdwatching in Greece: 1st post-lockdown trip in Prespa Lakes, May 29-30, 2021 Part II

On the second day, birding in the lakes was limited to three hours but it was enough to have great views of Greylag Geese (this is the southernmost breeding area in Europe), Bearded Reedlings, Reed and Great Reed Warblers along with dozens of Squacco and Night Herons. 

Greylag Goose

Bearded Reedling

We had a long drive home, so we started our way back and made a stop at Kalampaka in Thessaly, where we had great views (and photos) of Rollers in the riparian forest of Mourgani river, close to Kalampaka. There were also Hoopoes, Golden Orioles, Common Redstart; a Levant Sparrowhawk was also sighted. 

Roller

For such a short trip, the number of birds seen was amazing! 

SPECIES LIST

Greylag Goose - Anser anser
Mute Swan - Cygnus olor
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis
Great Crested Grebe - Podiceps cristatus
European Turtle Dove - Streptopelia turtur
Collared Dove - Streptopelia decaocto
Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus
Alpine Swift - Apus melba
Common Swift - Apus apus
Eurasian Coot - Fulica atra
Yellow-legged Gull - Larus michahellis
White Stork - Ciconia ciconia
Pygmy Cormorant - Microcarbo pygmaeus
Great Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Great White Pelican - Pelecanus onocrotalus
Dalmatian Pelican - Pelecanus crispus
Little Bittern - Ixobrychus minutus
Grey Heron - Ardea cinerea
Great White Egret - Ardea alba
Little Egret - Egretta garzetta
Squacco Heron - Ardeola ralloides
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax
European Honey-buzzard - Pernis apivorus
Levant Sparrowhawk - Accipiter brevipes
Common Buzzard - Buteo buteo
Eurasian Hoopoe - Upupa epops
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster
European Roller - Coracias garrulus
Middle Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocoptes medius
Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major
Syrian Woodpecker - Dendrocopos syriacus
Eurasian Green Woodpecker - Picus viridis
Lesser Kestrel - Falco naumanni
Common Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus
Eurasian Golden Oriole - Oriolus oriolus
Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio
Eurasian Jay - Garrulus glandarius
Common Magpie - Pica pica
Eurasian Jackdaw - Corvus monedula
Hooded Crow - Corvus cornix
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Sombre Tit - Poecile lugubris
Eurasian Blue Tit - Cyanistes caeruleus
Great Tit - Parus major
Eurasian Penduline Tit - Remiz pendulinus
Crested Lark - Galerida cristata
Bearded Tit - Panurus biarmicus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Iduna pallida
Marsh Warbler - Acrocephalus palustris
Eurasian Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed Warbler - Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Eurasian Crag Martin - Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Red-rumped Swallow - Cecropis daurica
Common House Martin - Delichon urbicum
Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita
Cetti's Warbler - Cettia cetti
Long-tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudatus
Eurasian Blackcap - Sylvia atricapilla
Barred Warbler - Sylvia nisoria
Common Whitethroat - Sylvia communis
Short-toed Treecreeper - Certhia brachydactyla
Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
Eurasian Blackbird - Turdus merula
European Robin - Erithacus rubecula
Common Nightingale - Luscinia megarhynchos
Common Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Black Redstart - Phoenicurus ochruros
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow - Passer montanus
Common Chaffinch - Fringilla coelebs
European Greenfinch - Chloris chloris
Common Linnet - Linaria cannabina
European Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis
Corn Bunting - Emberiza calandra
Rock Bunting - Emberiza cia









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