The birds of this cracking little island showed well in between lazy long lunches and little drives here and there. I'm writing this after just returning from Orkney so don't expect any local news any time soon.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
Days 2 and 3 on Lesvos and the good birds kept coming along, the Broad billed sandpiper and Short toed eagle saw the 200x digital zoom used, the rest only needed optical zoom.
|Allans gallinule photo (Algarve)|
|Glass snake a giant slowworm really|
|a pile of salt the backdrop|
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Sorry to disappoint those who clicked to see some porn but this is about birds with feathers on the Greek island of Lesvos. This visit was my fifth to this unspoiled gem and migrant hotspot. This time I went with Sara and she was happy to be dragged to all corners of the place with my old SX30IS for company. We hired a jeep but a small car will get you to most places and the first day was spent around our base in Skala Kalloni. A wet spring meant it was still green with lots of flowers around, the birding as ever was great.
|Due to work getting in the way I never finished the Algarve posts but you will be pleased to know I did get some Purple |
gallinule pics I will post some next time