The flooded fields below the Kalloni Pans (opposite the entrance to the saltworks) are my favourite spring birding site. Here is what I found there during a brief visit on the morning of April 3:

1 Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)- I hope it stays around for everyone to add it to their Lesvos list!

2 Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea)

5 Glossy Ibisses (Plegadis falcinellus) among 23 Little White Egrets (Egretta garzetta)

7 Grey Herons (Ardea cinerea) and 5 Great White Egrets (Ardea alba)

3 Ruffs (Calidris pugnax), 3 Black-winged Stilts (Himantopus himantopus)

14 Greater Short-toed Larks (Calandrella brachydactyla)

3 Whinchats (Saxicola rubetra)- bright males!

Swallows and Swifts flying around and a few Yellow Wagtails.

Also 2 Purple Herons (Ardea purpurea) landed there in the evening of the previous day (2/4) but didn’t manage to find them again…

Kalloni Sal Pans fields; Lesvos

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