Sunday, 17 May 2015

Lesbos Day 11

Tues. 28th

A sunny day with temperatures rising to 24 degs but a very strong wind. First stop was to visit the Demoiselle crane (first ever for Lesbos) again as it was still in the same field and just behind us a reed warbler was singing away.

 'I'm a celebrity get me out of here'

 'Got any bread'

Reed Warbler

Next stop was to pay our respects to the scops owl mob at the mini soccer pitch and also try to see the middle-spotted  woodpecker  that was  nesting close by. It was then time to earn  brownie points as  I promised an hours 'shopping' for the other half in Kalloni. Sat in a cafe some of the time then  did the business, it  was surprising  to  see  the variety  of shops that  lurked in  the  little back roads of   this 'agricultural' town.

 Jay - different to ours

Scops Owl - Only Found Three This Morning

After lunch in the village we went back along the East river finding a group of ibises feeding in the shallows. The wind  was still very strong and  most small birds were  hiding up so  we drove out to Acklederi beach  again seeing  almost  absolutely nothing. We finished  off at the saltpans as usual finding  nothing new, I counted  the 320 strong  flock of  avocets that  is always  there, then photographed a couple of common terns. 

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