MY BIRDWATCHING HIGHLIGHTS FOR JULY 2006
|A few final
words for July.
We have now seen enough short toed eagles from Chania hospital to be able to say that they breed around there - as well as just behind our house. Hopefully more pairs remain to be found in the future. Extremely elusive while actually incubating and feeding young in the nest, they are readily observable as they arrive and set up territory and again, after the young fledge, they cannot be missed as the family roams in search of food.
Migration has certainly started but so far is only a trickle. The herons and sandpipers we have seen may well be non-breeders returning before the main rush follows.
went out on the 9th. to show some visiting enthusiasts, the Winstanleys, to some of the
spots we know are usually good for birds. They are making a donation
to the Website charity of choice, the
know this page is read by quite a few interested observers now and wish
you all well. The readers cover much of
next month, good watching. Paul Smith.
Paul's Diary highlights commenced at the end of August 2001. The current diary is moved to the diary archive at the end of each month - if you are considering a bird watching trip to NW Crete, the previous highlights may well help you decide the best month for your visit - your link to the diary archive is below.