Last year it undoubtedly rained too much for the island. This year’s winter brought average rain at the beginning of the season that was followed by weeks of intense north winds that have greatly wiped away humidity.

At the moment, there is literally NO free surface of water in the southwest parts (opposite the Saltworks entrance), my favorite birding spot for spring migration. Let’s hope for some real rain and better condition to come from now on…

Here are some photos:

eisodos 2020 19 Jan
Kalloni Pans SW fields, 19 Jan 2020 (as taken from little cement bridge)
eisodos 2019 6 Ian
Kalloni Pans SW fields on Jan 20, 2019 (as taken from the cement bridge)
Kalloni Salt Pans fields
Kalloni Pans SE fields on Jan 19, 2020
psila 20 Jan 2019
Kalloni Pans SE fields (same view!) on Jan 20, 2019

If you are wondering about the Common Crane (Grus grus), it was still present on January 19 visit and seemed to have a great time hanging around with the Ruddy Shelducks (Tadorna ferruginea)!!

Common Crane
On the left side of the pool- still not visible on my photos…