Friday, 14 May 2010
Spring migrants were plentiful on arrival at this Mediterranean migration hotspot. A huge influx of marsh Terns resulted in good numbers of White-winged Black and Whiskered hanging on for much of the week. Wader passage picked up nicely towards the end of the week and it was pleasure to find random migrants scattered around the west end at the beginning of the week. Unfortunately it seemed much of the spring flowers were over but insects such as Dragonflies increased daily. Shall definitely be going back.
Great luck meant we got our bags and hire car extremely quickly on our arrival on the afternoon of the 29th April. After quickly checking into our hotel we headed straight down the Kalloni Saltpans where we found Lesvos' fifth ever Terek Sandpiper.