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NORTHERN GREECE - LAKE KERKINI TRIP REPORT MAY 6TH 2019

What a difference a year makes. Last year we saw about 1 million Nettle Tree Butterflies and we had a huge influx of Rose-coloured Starlings. This year we saw one individual Nettle Tree Butterfly and no Rose-coloured Starlings.  Our species count around Lake Kerkini was roughly the same, but for this year we added a visit to the huge Kalachori Coastal Lagoon where we saw an extra 17 species of waders including a Terek Sandpiper, which was voted as bird of the trip.

Beauty with tranquillity are the words that I would use to describe Lake Kerkini, it is a truly wonderful place to visit and you feel relaxed the whole time you are there. Very little traffic, no tourism as such and a serenity befitting the landscape. Everyone loved this trip, the boat cruise was the highlight, a magical experience, I can’t wait to return next year.

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