Egrets, flamingos, crested larks of Kos, Greece


Black-winged stilt and little egrets, 15 May 2019

Still 15 May 2019 in the Alikes nature reserve on Kos island in Greece. A bit further than the black-winged stilts flock was this lone black-winged stilt and these little egrets.

Little egrets, 15 May 2019

Magpie, 15 May 2019

A magpie. A bird which we had not seen on Tilos.

Flamingos, 15 May 2019

On the other side of the lake, this flock of flamingos.

A zitting cisticola flying and singing.

Pheasant sound.

A clouded yellow butterfly.

Two swifts fly past.

A white wagtail on the footpath.

Blue-tailed damselflies in a mating tandem.

A grey heron flying over the lake.

Great reed warbler singing.

Moorhen, 15 May 2019

A juvenile moorhen.

Little egret, 15 May 2019

Yet another little egret.

Alikes, Kos, 15 May 2019

We walk on.

We arrive at the Aegean sea beach. The sound of migrating bee-eaters.

As we walk on, we pass a ditch with many tadpoles.

Crested lark, 15 May 2019

A crested lark on a rock.

Crested lark, on 15 May 2019

Then, another crested lark on the footpath.

Crested lark, Kos, 15 May 2019

At the end of our walk around the lake, a Sardinian warbler on a bush. This species seems to be less common here than on Tilos island.

As the evening fell, it turned out that not only barn swallows, but also a hooded crow and a female house sparrow drank from the swimming pool.

During the night, scops owl sound.

The next day, 16 May, we left Kos and Greece. We won’t forget the wildlife of Tilos and Kos islands!

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