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Day 24 of Ringing. 30 Sep Autumn 2014. Trekking in Antikythira.

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Ligthhouse.

We keep waiting for the weather to change and give us the opportunity to open our nets. In the meanwhile we keep enjoying the possibilities that the island offers to us.

Today we have made a nice trekking that leaded us to the east part of the island until the lighthouse. Days like today are perfect for visiting some nice places of Antikythira. We never get bored, although we would like to restart the ringing activity.

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Into the ligth house

Moreover during the trekking we had the possibility to see different species of the island. Some of them are waiting to start their travel to Africa like Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava, Κιτρινοσουσουράδα) or one flock of Spanish Sparrow (Passer hispaniolensis, Χωραφοσπουργίτης).
Also we saw species that we cannot see in the ringing area like Alectorix chucar and Larus michaellis, Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix, Ορτύκι), or the beautiful Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis, Αλκυόνη).

We passed from the awesome cliffs where many Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae, Μαυροπετρίτης)are breeding and we were able to see a group of more than 35 individuals, some of them were the first juveniles that we saw flying.

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Eleonorae’s kingdom!

We are in the last week of the autumn session and we wish we can finish with our nets opened.

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Pirates of Antikythira!!