Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Just Kos there's no birds

A week on a Greek Island in June seemed ideal for a week of birding, but as it turned out, the birding was surprisingly disappointing.  Thankfully the reason for going to Kos for a week wasn't just to go birding but to attend a wedding, but even so, the lack of birds as we drove around the island was staggering.  I'm sure in April and May when migration is in full swing the island is alive with birds but I was amazed by the lack of many species that having visited Lesbos in June in the past were still common.  After a week of fairly gentle birding, the trip list had limped to just 41 species, though the likes of Eleanora's Falcons, Long-legged Buzzard, Red-sumped Swallow, Pallid Swifts, Black-headed Bunting, Rollers, Bee-eaters, Ortolan and my first ever Chukar, still meant it was a nice relaxing week in the sun. Despite only taking the 70-300mm lens with me, I still managed to get some decent shots of some of the more confiding species.



Black-winged Stilt


Crested Lark

Little Owl


Cory's Shearwater

No comments:

Post a Comment