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Kos, August 2002,
We had a family holiday in Kos August 2002, Staying in
a lovely fishing villiage called Mastihari I did not do a great deal of birdwatching
because of family commitments and also it was too damn hot to walk more than
about 100 yards from the cooling sea breezes.
Nevertheless the best place I found was on the almost
empty dual carriageway out of Mastihari from the Mastihari Bay Hotel. You can
hide behind the shrubs and observe the birds in the field opposite.
There were hundreds of Hedge Sparrows, 2 obliging Red
Back Shrikes, lots of European Bee eaters, Crested Larks, a Rock bunting, Northern
Wheatears, Collared Doves, a Kestrel, and Magpies.
From the Harbour wall I observed Mediterranean Shearwaters and Yellow Legged Herring Gulls.
Looking out from Magic Beach on the other side of the Island I saw a lot of Corys Shearwaters.
The ferry trip to Kalymynos turned up some Med Shearwaters and Yellow Legged Herring Gulls'
I am sure I could have bagged a lot more birds but as I say the heat was fierce and the sea and swimming pools were too tempting.