Hide and seek

A few days ago I visited the Etoliko. It is a small city at the western coast of Greece which is near a complex of lagoons and marshes hosting a large number of birds. My target was to observe and photograph a Desert Wheatear which was seen there just a few days earlier. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to find it.

Instead of the Desert Wheatear I found a Stone Curlew. The bird ran for shelter behind a small bush just a few meters beside the path as soon as it saw me. When I was approaching by moving on the path, the bird was changing position slightly in order to remain always hidden behind the bush. It was obvious that I could not gain anything from this situation other than disturbing the bird so I moved away from that spot.

However just a few hundred meters away, I found a more cooperative Stone Curlew which offered some better photographic opportunities.

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