Myrtos Beach on the north-western coast of the Island.
A week's family break on the Ionian Greek Island of Kefalonia - a beautiful place and brilliant family destination, but only 29 bird species seen so not recommended for birding. Loved it all the same, as did Lu and the kids.
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler
3cy Yellow-legged Gull
Violet Dropwing - by far the most fantastic dragonfly I've ever seen, and a constant companion in the resort swimming pool.
Juvenile Red-rumped Swallow.
'Continental' Swallowtail - other species seen on the Island - Scarce Swallowtail, Wall Brown, Orbed Red Underwing Skipper, Mallow Skipper, Common Blue, Painted Lady, Southern Comma, Large White, Eastern Bath White, Eastern Wood White, Clouded Yellow, Geranium Bronze, Cleopatra, Long-tailed Blue and Southern White Admiral.
Geranium Bronze on Geranium.
Cicada - providing a constant background noise on Kefalonia and occasionally mistaking me for a tree.
Juvenile Woodchat Shrike.
Pallid and Alpine Swifts.
Southern Comma - a tatty individual.
Juvenile Eastern Black-eared Wheatear.
Eastern Wood White
Red-veined Darter (female)
Red-veined Darter (male).
Eastern Subalpine Warbler
Eastern Bath White
Short-toed Eagle being harangued by a Sparrowhawk.
Long-tailed Blue minus the long tails.
Painted Ladies were numerous on the island - this one a strikingly pale one.
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull.
2cy Yellow-legged Gull
Sardinian Warbler - female above, male below. Very common everywhere we went but a nightmare to photograph.
Jay - pretty much the only 'corvids' we saw except for a tiny number of Hooded Crows. Otherwise it was Collared Doves and House Sparrows that predominated.
Gleaming Wave Idaea obsoletaria
Loggerhead Turtle - several of these watched in Argostoli Harbour - a famous site that attracts the crowds. One of the holiday highlights was watching these huge animals cruising around the fishing boats at point blank range. The kids loved these too.
Some nice stuff there. The shieldbugs are Graphosoma semipunctata + Codopjila varia.ReplyDelete
Sorry a typo- should be Codophila!ReplyDelete
Magic - thank you so much 'conehead54'! I've amended the blog. Thought C.varia was particularly smart - incredible, haunting skull pattern on back. Thanks again, your help is really appreciated.ReplyDelete
All the best.