Monday 29 May 2023

Lesvos - Day 8 - 27th April 2023

A relaxed last morning with a slow drive around the coast to spend a couple of hours around Charamida before our flight back home. It was very cool and breezy and not ideal conditions for seeing any small birds whatsoever. Sardinian Warblers did however put on a show but the only Ruppell's that I saw was a two second pop up and down before it got chased off by a Sardinian.

The roadside olive groves were awash with colour and scent

Anthyllis hermanniae

Cistus salvifolius

French Lavender

Helichrysum sp

Orlaya grandiflora - although the books suggest it is not found on the islands

Eastern Grayling 

Sardinian Warblers

A large flock of Alpine Swifts cruised through and Cretzschmar's Buntings gave a us a Beethoven send off after a typically superb week on the Island.

Short-toed Eagle

Eastern Black-eared Wheatear

Cretzschmar's Bunting

The Bird List

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