Thursday, 4 April 2013

A Wheatear Fall and a Bee-eater Bonus

Well hopes for today were relatively low with the WNW wind still blowing force 6 to 7; up until lunchtime it had continued to feel like hard work although we had picked up a bigger variety of species than yesterday. After lunch we decided to walk up to Mianes as the flattish fields there are often good for Wheatears, as we walked up the road we spotted a Bee-eater on the wires ahead and to both our surprise and delight it turned out to be a BlueCheeked !!!

After a while watching this and getting some passable pics we carried on up to the plateau where we saw a good number of Wheatears, but more of that later as beer and food are the next priority !

The Bee-eater was still present as we left Mianes and was sat on the first powerlines as you approach the village.




  1. Congrats for your sightings and your interested blog! Have in mind that both the Blue Cheeked Bee-eater and the Trumpeter Finch are rarities in Greece and it would be nice to be reported to the Hellenic rarity committee. Keep up the good work and have fun.

  2. Christos - good to hear that you are enjoying the blog. Yes I will do the rarity descriptions when I get home. Late start this morning as extremely windy ! Imagine you have the same problem.