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Archive for April, 2008

Ortolan Bunting

The first Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana caught for this season! Enjoy!


  Three Cuckoos Cuculus canorus were caught today!

Red-footed Falcon

Two days ago we got the information, from our friend Colin who lives in the northwestern tip of Crete, that a big flock of Red-Footed Falcons Falco vespertinus was heading our way. We had our first season observation at 24th but the rain and the north wind kept some of the birds on the island […]

The first good day for the season!

Over 100 birds today!

House Martin

As like the Spanish sparrow, the House Martin Delichon urbicum although they were around no one caught until today.

Spanish Sparrow

They were around the last days but only today we had some Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis in our nets. 

Eastern Olivaceous Warbler & Reed Warbler

The first Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida and the first Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus were caught for this season.

A bird from Lithuania

A Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus initially ringed in Lithuania was recaught this morning on Antkiythira.

Icterine Warbler

The first Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina for the season. As all the other species it seems that the came late this spring. 

Eleonora’s falcons are here

Eleonora’s falcons  Falco eleonorae  were observed in small numbers earlier today in the south part of the island, first observation of the year. We didn’t manage to get a picture of the birds. Enjoy the view..