birding at Aghia Triada

‘Aghia Triada’ is ‘Holy Trinity’, and it’s a monastery on Akrotiri. I went there not just to look at the monastery, but mainly to do birding.

It was a good birding day, I’m pleased to say. Lots of birds, but the most notable were the black-headed race of Yellow Wagtail, Golden Oriole and two which are new for me: Black-eared Wheatear and Collared Flycatcher.

Also lots of flowers; my first orchid of the trip, a serapsis of some kind, and some extraordinary huge dark purple arums that looked like something from Day of the Triffids. So that was all good.

Cloudy all day, which was good for my personal comfort but not so good for photography.

2 Comments

  1. 20 April 2007 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Golden Oriole is on my birding wishlist!

  2. Harry
    21 April 2007 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    They really are beautiful, and they have the most extraordinary call. Not that the ones I saw yesterday said anything.

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