Sorry I haven’t been posting much but I’m not at home, I’m in Greece, staying on the island of Skiathos to be precise.
This is mainly a sun holiday for Sue and I although regular readers of this blog will know that binoculars and camera always go on holiday with us.
I’m home in a day or two and will post news and pictures of our trip, birds and views of the beautiful Sporades islands of Skiathos and Skopelos. In the meantime here are a few photographs from the same place in 2013. It’s so good we decided to return.
Flying Cat at Alonissos
One of the highlights of our stay is day exploring Kastro in the north of Skiathos where Eleanora’s Falcons are guaranteed during the month of September, a time when the falcons feed on the millions of small birds migrating through the Greek islands. It’s a fair old bumpy journey to get to Kastro and then a trek over the rocks to reach the Greek flagged promontory. It’s well worth the effort to watch the magical and acrobatic Eleanoras in action.
There are lots of Alpine Swifts here and in fact all over the island where they tear across the sky at breakneck speed. There’s a good number of Bee Eaters around too and they often feed up high in amongst swifts, swallows and martins.
We’re staying on the south coast where there’s often scrubby habitat, reeds and remnants of pine forest just yards from the tourist beaches. They make good spots for shrikes, wagtails, pipits and chats.
That's all for now, it's time to head off for our evening meal.
Taverna - Skiathos
I'm not blogging for a day or two so apologies if I don't catch up with everyone. We are back home in a day in or two and I promise to do so then.
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