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Among the dozens of European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος), one was a little bit different! It was the Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (Merops persicus, Πράσινος Μελισσοφάγος) .The species is not anymore a rarity for Greece but it is always nice when it appears and poses for us!

The wind was stringer today and thus w had less birds. In total slightly less than 30 birds. The first bird though to be ringed was a European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster, Μελισσοφάγος)! Much more were around but did not fell into the nets. Other species trapped today: European Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur, Τρυγόνι), Eurasian Hoopoe […]

Strong south winds are present in the east central Mediterranean, but lucky for us Crete is blocking those winds from Antikythira and we were able to ring. In total we had close to 50 birds with a good variety of species. We got our second Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida, Ωχροστριτσίδα) and Icterine Warbler (Hippolais […]

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