Water pipit in unexplored area on
south coast between Plakias and
male hen harrier between Provarma
marsh harrier, common snipe,
black-necked grebe and kingfisher at
Georgioupolis View Point.
Whitethroat, while walking behind
Georgioupolis towards Mathes.
flock of c.20 woodlarks in same
Short-toed treecreeper in foothills
of White Mountains. (This was from
the road we went on with you one
evening from Vrisses - we saw a
hoopoe that time)
Several song thrushes were disturbed
as we walked in same area, and,
unusually we thought, four male
blackbirds "together" in the same
group of small trees.
At Agia Reservoir - Marsh harrier,
kingfisher, cettis warbler (seen),
lots of chiffchaffs, teal, shoveler,
pochard, black-necked grebe and a
single cormorant, plus all the usual
coots (over 200) and gulls.
While driving slowly around the
Askifou Plain - two bramblings (a
first for us)(good record for Crete
- Roy). Otherwise, mainly
chaffinches and corn buntings.
Enroute home, a lesser spotted eagle
flying south into the surrounding
hills near Miriokefala.
In the last few days the following
have all been seen from standing by
windows in our living room:
light phase booted eagles (pair),
otherwise a single bird most days
blue rock thrush
crag martins (small flocks)
cettis warbler (again, seen on bank
woodlark (on telephone line over
The weather has been rainy recently,
and increased bird activity on our
Yesterday, the booted eagle was
harassed by a kestrel for over 20
minutes, above a nearby hill. They
went very high up and I had to give
Our local marsh harrier seems to
continually patrol the area between
the View Point and Kalivaki Beach.
At the latter, we usually see blue
rock thrush, two or more
kingfishers, a common sandpiper, and
currently an immature cormorant.