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.Download Trip Report (1.8 MB)
We had a wet and windy week in Weymouth, rain and high winds spoilt some of our days, but we went home happy with many excellent sightings and some memorable experiences. We saw one or two rare species and a few uncommon migrants as well...View Report
It had a been a very good week not a great week! We had mixed fortunes with both birding and the weather and I guess they are both inextricably connected. Just as we did last year we picked up one or two goodies each day, we saw Jack Sni...View Report
ANOTHER GREAT MIGRATION TOUR finished where it started, back in Malaga. We had seen 168 species and heard a couple more, Common Nightingale and Wren. I had a fantastic group, full of ethusiasm and very keen to seek out a tremendous varie...View Report