After yesterday, today is 7 May on Lesbos island in Greece.
Early in the morning: seven little egrets landing in the wetland.
A blue tit. A black-headed wagtail near the Christou river.
Then, by bus to a biological olive grove to the north of Napi.
This is a cirl bunting video from Cornwall.
On a telephone pole, a cirl bunting.
A bit further, a singing woodlark.
A singing nightingale.
A short-toed eagle circling in the sky.
A Balkan marbled white butterfly.
Then, special birds: sombre tits.
As we return, the cirl bunting is still on its pole, joined by a turtle dove.
Ten barn swallows drive away a sparrowhawk.
At our next stop, a hooded crow attacks a long-legged buzzard.
We can hear the olive-tree warbler; but, as happens often, we cannot see it.
A masked shrike on a branch.
A female kestrel flying; then, landing in a tree.
A woodchat shrike on a telephone wire.
A ruddy shelduck passing in the sky.
Then, to another football club, in Kalloni. On the parking lot, a Persian squirrel runs away. See a photo from Lesbos of this species here.
Another interesting inhabitant of this parking lot is the scops owl. It lives in an old eucalyptus tree. Though that is not a native tree, the scops owl likes it as it blends in well with its camouflage colours. See a photo from Lesbos here.