After the early morning birds of 5 May on Lesbos, we went to the salt pans, to the west of Skala Kallonis village.
This is a short-toed eagle video.
Meanwhile, greater flamingos looking for food in the shallow water.
A wood sandpiper (see photo from Lesbos here).
Great egrets standing in the water, with ruffs to their left.
A gull-billed tern flying.
Two Temminck’s stints on the canal bank; quite close, fearlessly.
Goldfinches eating on a thistle.
Eleven little egrets flying. A grey heron. A red-rumped swallow.
White-winged black terns flying.
Collared pratincoles flying. Two black storks flying.
An eastern olivaceous warbler singing from a bush.
A common tern flying above a canal. A white stork flying past.
A squacco heron among the bank plants, near the glossy ibises in the marsh.
A bit further, sand dunes close to the shoreline. Sea holly, but not yet flowering.
A singing rufous bush robin on a shrub. How fantastic to see this beautiful rare species so well.
On a sadder note a bit later, a young crested lark dead on the footpath.
On a river bank, yellow hornpoppy flowers.
Close to the shoreline, a Balkan wall lizard.
A slender-billed gull on the beach.
As we go back, a short-toed lark near the road.
At the glossy ibises’ marsh, a little tern flying.
Ringed and little ringed plovers.
House martins nesting at the petrol station.
In the evening, the sound of European tree frogs. One of them swims in a hotel swimming pool.