A Baillon’s Crake in Athens (Rafina)

Several days have passed from the appearance of a Baillon’s Crake at the estuary of the stream of Rafina city near Athens. Since this is a quite difficult bird species to observe in Greece, there were many bird watchers that went to see it. Baillon’s Crakes are usually passing migrants for Greece and you . . . → Read More: A Baillon’s Crake in Athens (Rafina)

A day at mount Parnassos

One Saturday just a few weeks ago was one of the rare cases that I had the whole day free. I decided to visit mount Parnassos in search for some good photo opportunities with forest and alpine species of birds. I have been to Parnassos in many other cases and I have to say . . . → Read More: A day at mount Parnassos

Migration in Athens

This Autumn the greatest and most popular wetlands near Athens were either almost dry (like Schinias), or the water level was too high (like Loutsa). As a result it was not easy to find and photograph waders near Athens. Fortunately it was a very good year for watching the passerines migration and I managed . . . → Read More: Migration in Athens

Summer

The summer months are the most challenging for wildlife photography in Greece. The extreme heat and the harsh light, make things quite difficult. I have come to the conclusion that the best habitats for nature photography during this period are forests and especially the forests located high on the mountains. In this environment the . . . → Read More: Summer

Lake Karla

It is now more than one month since my visit to lake Karla in central Greece near the city of Volos. The lake is in fact a water reserve which was created in recent years to irrigate the area. At the same place in the past there was one of the biggest wetlands in . . . → Read More: Lake Karla

Spring

I have to admit that I haven’t posted anything new for a while now but that doesn’t mean my photo excursions have stopped. This year the spring migration appeared to be somewhat sluggish and the birds fewer compared to last year. Perhaps this year’s weather with the constant South winds wasn’t very helpful on . . . → Read More: Spring

A Winter visit to Lake Kerkini

It is now several days since my winter visit to lake Kerkini with the usual company of George and Michael. This year the water level was lower than usual and as a result, the wintering wildfowl was not that close to the shore. Nevertheless, with some more effort and some luck I managed to . . . → Read More: A Winter visit to Lake Kerkini

At Kalamas River Estuaries

During Christmas holidays I managed to visit Kalamas river estuaries for one more time. Beside all common duck species, waders and a relatively large number of Cattle Egrets which can be spotted there easily during Winter, other notable observations include at least three Greater Spotted Eagles, an Osprey that was quite far away, many . . . → Read More: At Kalamas River Estuaries

Going to the Super Market

I had so much to do lately that I didn’t have any chance of getting away from the city and making some nice images. No matter how hard I tried, it seemed that there was simply no time for photography. Suddenly an idea came to my mind. I realized that the “A. Tritsis” park . . . → Read More: Going to the Super Market

A rarity at mount Vardousia

This photo is certainly not one of my best. In fact, normally I would delete it without second thought. The light is from the wrong direction, it is heavily cropped, and I had to remove a number of metal wires beside the bird during post processing. BUT this little bird is a Pine Bunting . . . → Read More: A rarity at mount Vardousia