Saturday, 16 May 2015

Lesbos, Day10


The crane was still present in the same field as yesterday which proved to be its home for some time, still there when we went back to the UK. Quite a bird as it was the first for Lesbos and performed admirably for everyone, also you could not get close to it, which helped.

Demoiselle Crane

 Just off the beach were two black necked grebes but always distant,  we then went to Metochi Lake finding the rock nuthatch, masked and woodchat shrikes plus sub-alpine warbler and an agama lizard.


Rock Nuthatch

Agama Lizard

Sub-Alpine Warbler

Red-backed Shrike - upper E.River

Onto the Potamia valley seeing the orpheans again plus good views of a long-legged buzzard. After lunch in the village square we went back to the East River again finding out first black-headed bunting on route to the saltpans.

 Long-legged Buzzard

Black-headed Bunting

Here c.100 whiskered terns were performing plus the spur-winged plover was on show. News of a roller near 'Derbyshire' had us scuttling off down there which we saw on the distant wires, thanks Alan F. then back for dinner!

Whiskered Terns

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