Nikos News October 2010
Photo by and Nikos Samaritakis
 
2nd
HOPE YOU'RE ALL OK!
VERY QUIET HERE, NO MUCH BIRDING,NOT MANY BIRDS EITHER...BRITISH WEATHER ON CRETE, FEW GAPS AMONG THE CLOUDS... NO GOOD FOR PHOTOGRAPHY..
 
AT MORONIS...2 KINGFISHER, A LITTLE EGRET,A COMMON SANDPIPER AND THE GREENSHANK...
AT AGYIA...2 BUZZARD, ELEONORA'S, A GLOSSY IBIS (WHITE FOREHEAD AND THROAT!), LITTLE EGRET, 3 GREY HERON, SNIPE, COMMON AND WOOD SANDPIPERS (FEW), TEAL 10+, FERRUGINOUS 10+, SHOVELER 10+, POCHARD 5-,TUFTED DUCK, COOTS, MOORHENS AND GREBES...


Πρασινοσκέλης - Tringa nebularia - Greenshank


Πρασινοσκέλης - Tringa nebularia - Greenshank


Κιρκίρι - Anas crecca - Teal
 
I'M AFRAID THAT'S ALL...HOPING FOR SOME SUN TO TAKE ME TO OMALOS TOMMOROW...

 

3rd
OMALOS AND AGYIA TODAY BUT NO THRILLS...SEVERAL GRIFFONS TOWARDS KALLERGI,3 BUZZARDS,KESTREL,CHOUGHS,RAVENS,JAYS,ROCK PIGEONS,WHINCHATS,STONECHATS,REDSTART,HONEY BUZZARD?,SARDINIAN,RED-BACKED SHRIKE,MEADOW PIPITS,N.WHEATEAR,BLUE TIT,BLACKBIRD,CHAFFINCHES AND MANY GOLDFINCHES,CRAG MARTINS,CROWS,ETC.NO WATER, MUCH EXCAVATION UNDER WAY...AT AGYIA A REDSHANK AND 2 HARRIERS TO ADD...


Γερακίνα - Buteo buteo buteo - Buzzard - Dark individual Omalos


Κοκκινούρης - Phoenicurus phoenicurus - Redstart - Female at Omalos


Κιτρινοσουσουράδα - Motacilla flava - Yellow Wagtail - individual with malformed bill - at Ayia
 


Λιβαδοκελάδα - Anthus pratensis - Meadow Pipit - immature at Omalos


Καλαμόκιρκος - Circus aeruginosus - Marsh Harrier - at Ayia


Σφηκιάρης - Pernis apivorus - Honey Buzzard - ? above Ayia
 

10th
Ayia


 

14th
SOUTH WINDS AND DUST FINALLY WEAKEN AND NOW WEATHER SEEMS TO COME FROM THE WEST...

LITTLE STUFF AT MORONIS BUT MORE THAN DURING SUMMER...
2 LITTLE EGRET,A SQUACCO,BUZZARD,MOORHEN,GREENSHANK,REDSHANK,2 COMMON SANDPIPERS,2 KINGFISHERS,2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS, ETC...


Πρασινοσκέλης - Tringa nebularia - Greenshank
 

16th:
Moronis A PALE BOOTED EAGLE CIRCLED AT GREAT HEIGHT AND LATER ON A BUZZARD AND A FALCON (POSSIBLY PEREGRINE)...THEN OUT OF NOWHERE...OSPREY!CIRCLED,DIVED,MISSED,SAT ON POWER POLE AND THEN WAS DRIVEN AWAY BY CROWS...MANAGED SOME PICS BUT WAS ALSO PRAYING FOR THE CLOUDS TO OPEN AND MY HANDS TO STOP SHAKING! WHAT A THRILL!
 
Κοκκινοσκέλης - Tringa totanus  - Redshank
 
Ψαραετός - Pandion haliaetus - Osprey
 
Ψαραετός - Pandion haliaetus - Osprey & Κουρούνα - Corvus corone - Hooded Crow
 
Σταχτοτσικνιάς - Ardea cinerea - Grey Heron
 
30th Ayia
Καλημάνα - Vanellus vanellus - Lapwing
 
Κιρκίρι - Anas crecca - Teal - Male entering winter plumage
 
Χουλιαρόπαπια - Anas clypeata - Shoveler
 
Σταυραετός - Hieraaetus pennatus - Booted Eagle
 

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