Lesvos 2015

08 October
European Bee-eater in flight

Lesvos is known as a birders paradise in Europe. The main area's I have visited where the salt pans of Kalloni, the Perasma reservoir and lake Metochi. The Perasma reservoir was a great location for photographing bee-eaters. The bee-eaters were nesting in the banks of the rivers and kept flying on and of giving many photographic opportunities. Lake Metochi was the best location for photographing the Baillon's crake (Porzana pusilla). On the road towards the lake you would pass an area with eucalyptus trees. These tree's are home for a smaal owl species, the Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops). The salt pans of Kalloni are the biggest attraction for birders though with a great diversity in birds.

Gallery Lesvos 2015

European roller (Coracias garrulus) perching on rock
Pied advocet (Recurvirostra avosetta) reflection
Hardun (Stellagama stellio) sunbathing
Black-winged stilt Himantopus himantopus) with reflection
Greek tortoise (Testudo graeca) portrait
European scops owl (Otus scops) perching
Black-eared wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica) perching on a rock in golden light.
European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) perching
Little owl (Athene noctua) perching on abandoned structure
Female red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio)  perching
Crested lark (Galerida cristata) perching
Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) perching
Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) flying with orange sunrise
European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) flying

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