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…