The new lake is full of life!

As I have predicted in my previous article, the new lake at Spata became full of life in just a few days. Whenever I have time I go there for a short visit after a hard days work in the office. Every time I see something new. It was just a few days ago when I saw a large group of Black-tailed Godwits there. One of them came close enough for a few decent photos. Another time I saw a large flock of Ruffs, Spotted Redshanks and Marsh Sandpipers. They stayed at the area for at least 2-3 days. A large number of bird species are always there during these last days and I have already seen Common, Green and Wood Sandpipers, Greenshanks, Black-winged Stilts, Little Stints, Shovelers, Garganeys, Pochards, Little Ringed Plovers, Collared Pratincoles, Little Grebes, Little Egrets, Grey Herons, Black-headed, Mediterranean and Yellow-legged Gulls, Marsh Harriers, almost every type of Wagtail, Wheatears, Sedge Warblers, Corn Buntings, a Flamingo! and even a White Stork which I had never seen in Athens before. He is feeding in the wetlands and the vineyards beside the lake during the last 2 days. And we are still in March! Who knows what is yet to be seen this spring at the little lake at Spata...

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