|Our local patch in Crete is on the outskirts of Vamos, an area of olive groves, other horticulture and patches of mixed woodland. Left: view from garden am 27/10/04|
|Lots of birdlife, but probably because of shooting morning and evening they keep a low profile, both a challenge and frustration. Right a Buzzard overhead.|
|Robin the most noticeable bird at present, singing and calling, presumably setting up their individual winter territories. Other common local patch birds: Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Blue & Great Tits, Blackbird, Sparrows, Hooded Crow and Sardinian Warbler.|
|Above, our hosts knowing my interest in wildlife kindly showed me this scorpion that had been residing in their woodpile. Apparently their sting is about the power of a bee sting, but hoping not to test this out. Right: Red Admiral recorded on the 27/10/04 UK photo.|
|Left: Painted Lady Butterfly recorded on the 28/10/04 UK photo. White butterflies, still very much in evidence, Small Copper and small blue sp. butterflies also seen. Weather still mainly sunny and warm/hot. On the coast at Kalives Herring Gull seen.|
|Right: My highlight for the
29/10/04 was a Preying Mantis in the garden. Blue Hawker sp. dragonfly seen
Cetti's Warbler and Greenfinch added to regular local patch birds. Grasshoppers sp. numerous.