Wednesday, 28 July 2010

I will be away for two more weeks ....Scroll down to see some photos I took this summer or go to even older post to see old pics from the webcams...

Have a nice rest summer ....


Sunday, 25 July 2010

The list of the birds I have seen since 2 July over our little yard

  1. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea- Σταχτοτσικνιάς
  2.  Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus - Σκυλοκούταβος.
  3. Yellow legged Gull Larus cacchinans - Ασημόγλαρος 
  4. Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto - Δεκαοχτούρα
  5. Barn Owl Tyto alba - Πεπλόγλαυκα
  6. European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus -Γιδοβιζάστρα
  7. Common Swift - Apus apus - Σταχταρα
  8. Hoopoe Upupa epops - Τσαλαπετεινός
  9. Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus - Βαλκανοτσικλιτάρα
  10. Crested Lark Galerida cristata - Κατσουλιέρης 
  11. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica -Σταυλοχελίδονο
  12. Red Rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica - Μιλτοχελίδονο
  13. House Martin Delichon urbica - Λευκοχελίδονο
  14. Red backed Shrike Lanius collurio - Αετομάχος
  15. Whitethroat Sylvia communis - Θαμνοτσιροβάκος
  16. Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix -Δενδροφυλλοσκόπος
  17. Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos - Αηδόνι
  18. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata - Μυγοχάφτης
  19. Blackbird Turdus merula -Κοτσυφι
  20. Great Tit Parus major -Καλογερος
  21. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs- Σπινος
  22. Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra - Καμποτσιχλονο
  23. Rock Bunting Emberiza cia- Boυνοτσίχλονο (a female)
  24. Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus - Σιρλοτσίχλονο 
  25. Gold Finch Carduelis carduelis - Καρδερίνα
  26. Green Finch Carduelis chloris - Φλώρος
  27. Serin Serinus serinus - Σκαρθάκι
  28. Tree Sparrow Passer montanus -Δενδροσπούγιτης
  29. House Sparrow Passer domesticus- Σπιτοσπουργιτης
  30. Starling Sturnus vulgaris - Ψαρόνι
  31. Godlen OrioleOriolus oriolus - Συκοφάγος
  32. Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix -Κουρούνα

I have seen at least three more species that I couldn't  ID them  ...Two raptors, a falcon (most probable Falco tinunnculus) and an Accipiter (maybe Accipiter nisus) ...and a Warbler that looked like a Sylvia borin ...

..You can compare the previous year list here

Cirl Bunting - Emberiza cirlus (male)

Red backed Shrike - Lanius collurio

Praying Mantis ...

Syrian Woodpecker - Dendrocopos syriacus

This is the second sighting this year ...I hope the third will be more lucky and I will have the chance to take a better photo

Greenfinch- Carduelis chloris

Young Barn Swallows- Hirundo rustica

Young Barn Swallows- Hirundo rustica

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Watering the corns

Chaffinch- Fringilla coelebs (male)

 ...He is very shy ...Although he comes every evening at this cable and sings for sometime he flies away when he realizes any movement around...I couldn't approach enough to take a better photo ...

Spotted Flycatcher- Muscicapa striata

Playing hide and seek in the olive trees ....I think he is young bird

Goldfinch - Καρδερίνες ...

Red backed Shrike - Lanius collurio (male)

Some better photos of him

Goldfinches' nest

Can you see the nest among the needles and the cones ...At least you can see her head ...It couldn't be better protected and hidden

Blackbird - Turdus merula