Wednesday, October 21, 2020

The Old Ones (AreThe Best)

There’s little chance of birding or ringing until next week as an Atlantic storm heads this way towards us for the weekend. Friday looked a possibility but Sue and I have to go for our flu jabs at precisely 1012 on Friday morning. 

Instead and for this post I’m raiding the archives for pictures from Skiathos, Greece, this year and past years. Birds, landscapes, people. Enjoy and come back soon. Don’t forget to “click the pic” for best effect. 

The Bourtzi- Skiathos

Street Entertainer - The Bourtzi
The Bourtzi from the harbour

Near Xanemos

Spotted Flycatcher

Yellow Wagtail

Kechria, Skiathos
Notice Board - Skiathos Town
Eleonora's Falcon
Kastro - Eleonora's site

Great Egret at Strofilia
Little Egret at Strofilia

Skiathos Town


European Shag

Skiathos Town
Lonely Seat - Skiathos
Red-backed Shrike


Skiathos Town

Back soon. Don't go away.

Linking this post to Eileen's Blogspot and Anni's birding


eileeninmd said...


Sorry the weather is not cooperating with your banding times. Love the photos from Greece. It is a beautiful place and the birds look lovely.
Great collection of photos. Take care, enjoy your day!

Wally Jones said...

They aren't even my memories but I love "recalling" each one!

Fingers crossed the storm will leave you alone, and perhaps blow in a rarity or two.

Your photo of the souvlaki has me heading for the back yard to burn something for dinner.

Gini and I wishing you all the best.

Rhodesia said...

You are certainly a good advert for Skiathos. Fabulous photos and pretty much a bit of everything to see and do.

Hope you can soon get out and do some ringing.

Take care and stay safe Diane

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Beautiful and stunning memories of your trip!! Lets hope the flu shots are not as memorable, Phil!...:)jp (formerly A Quiet A Green Ridge...

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely to see this selection of photographs from your archives.
Hope the flu jab appointments go well.

All the best Jan

Angie said...

Phil - we have gone into the deep freeze here in Montana, so your lovely captures of the character and fauna of Skiathos is a balm. Sign me up for an island holiday!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Phil,

I have always had Greece on my wish list of places to visit. Your trip photos are gorgeous. I love all the birds, pretty photos. The Hoopoe, Whinchat and the Yellow Wagtail are just gorgeous. I would like to add them all to my life list. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day. Happy weekend to you!

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love seeing photos of a place I will probably never get to visit! It sure looks like a country I would enjoy. Love the flag!

Lea said...

Beautiful photos! I enjoyed seeing them.

Linda said...

Beautiful post. Stay safe.

Anni said...

Beautiful birds, landscape & delicious looking food! Hoping the storm does minimal damage.
Thanks for linking in with us!

Rain said...

What a lovely area! The photo of the flycatcher is great, he looks so proud. :) Oh I love me a souvlaki!!!

Yvonne said...

What a lovely place to be. I know you enjoyed it much.

Jean said...

Beautiful photos! Loved seeing sunny skies and a glimpse of a beautiful place on a gray drab day around here. And of course, the bird photos as well :) Hope your weekend went well and the weather cooperates for you very soon.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Greece is one of those places I'd love to visit - lovely photos today Phil

EricaSta said...

Wow... I wished, I could there for some weeks. I enjoyed reading.

Stay healthy and well.

Samyuktha Semi Jayaprakash said...

absolutely loved the picture of the bench by the crystal blue water! *_*

Fun60 said...

It is good to remind ourselves of better times. I would love to be there now or to be honest anywhere actually.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What incredible, fun scenes. So exotic and beautiful.

Veronica Lee said...

A visit to Greece has long been on my bucket list. Looks like the pandemic is hellbent on disrupting my plans. The hubs and I have waited all our lives to put our travel dreams into action when he retired and now covid-19 strikes! Hope this nightmare will end soon as we are not getting any younger!

Thanks for sharing these fabulous photos!

Valerie said...

What a wonderful collection of images - thank you for sharing.

NCSue said...

A grand series of photos! Thank you for joining us this week at

Stevenson Q said...

My dear friend Phil! I am so so so happy to see you back and you brought us all beautiful gifts of photographs from your trip! Oh Greece! I've always wanted to see Greece but it was so far from my last itinerary on my first trip to Europe so I guess I have to do a trip specifically for it. Love that you got to see more birds on the islands but the food Phil, those made me so hungry!

Thank you so much for you sharing this to Timeless Thursdays Phil! Please be back soon :)

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