Autumn bird migration at Kerkini lake

Migratory routes they have a “lot of traffic this period” as most birds have started the long journey either for Africa to spend the winter until next spring or from northern Europe to the south to overwinter in milder conditions. … Read More

Pygmy at kerkini lake

The Pygmy cormorant, like almost all birds spend a lot of time every day to clean them with a lot of patience and attention! … Read More

Sunrise at lake Kerkini

Just before sunrise between the mountain ranges of Orvilos and Vrontou at Lake Kerkini near the village of Lithotopos and the pelicans have already started their day! … Read More

Red-backed shrike at lake Kerkini.

The Red-backed shrike (Lanius collurio) often sits on a branch waiting to locate a beetle or grasshopper (as in the photo) and with a fast sudden attack captures its prey. Sometimes it stores the prey by nailing it to thorns … Read More

Masked Shrike at river Strymon.

The Masked Shrike (Lanius nubicus ) in family observations in the downstream and upstream part of the river Strymon! In a photo a juvenile Masked shrike who feeds himself but does not leave of the group in any case. Around … Read MoreRead More

Gatherings of a few thousand Great White pelicans in Lake Kerkini.

Gatherings of a few thousand Great White pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) in Lake Kerkini near the mouth of the river Strymon. They are one of the largest birds on earth and they impress with their flights! … Read More

Feed in the shallow waters of wetlands

There are many birds that prefer to feed in the shallow waters of wetlands and in mudflats. The Black-headed gulls (Chroicocephalus ridibundus), the Common greenshank (Tringa nebularia) but also the “strange” Black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) with their very long and … Read MoreRead More

August in lake Kerkini

Today we visited perhaps the “richest” part of lake Kerkini at this time (the area near the mouth of the river) and the observations were excellent. Indicatively, the almost 2,200 White pelicans, the 39 Purple herons, more than 1,100 Glossy … Read MoreRead More

Honey Buzzard in a meeting with an insect.

Honey Buzzard (scientific name: Pernis apivorus) in a meeting with an insect that probably chose the wrong path since insects are a delicacy for these predators! Kerkini, August 2021! … Read More

Juvenile Lesser spotted eagle

Juvenile Lesser spotted eagle (Clanga pomarina), fresh plumage and voices of communication with the adult parent. He may be hunting (still a little clumsy) but he always accepts the care of an adult in food! … Read More