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Today it was a cloudy one, with northwesterly winds and quite a few migrating raptors. An interesting day as we had a good passage of falcons and a Short Toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus, Φιδαετός), the first in this season. Also, as expected, a few Marsh Harriers. In total, we counted:1 Short- toed Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) […]

The wind finally dropped and changed to a mild northwesterly, but only at the end of our day of monitoring. The count from today: 3 Black Kites (Milvus migrans); 3 Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)11 Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) At least one juvenile Hobby (Falco subbuteo) is stopping over on the island and also a juvenile […]

Another day with strong wind and poor numbers, but with a new volunteer: Eli from Spain, who is experienced and a veteran in HOS. So, here are todays numbers of migrating raptors: 4 Black Kites (Milvus migrans), 2 of which juveniles; one Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus); one unidentified large falcon (Falco sp.), that passed over […]

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