Spring is in the air, bird migration has started, already several Swallows have been sighted in the UK.
Wheatears, Sand Martins, Chiffchaffs and Sandwich Terns have made it back already.
During the next few week over 900 million birds will make it back to the Western Palearctic from their wintering grounds in Africa.
There is one idyllic place in Aegean Sea to see them, the wonderful Greek island of LESVOS.
This tiny island is a gem of a place to watch migration, everyday new species turn up, sometimes in their thousands. Lesvos is in an ideal position close to the Turkish Mainland and it 'fools' migrating birds into thinking that they have in fact reached the mainland, so they drop in.
Last year the island was practically deserted, devoid of birders, especially during the peak weeks of Migration because of 'false news' regarding the human migration of displaced Syrians. We saw zero human migrants, the island was as beautiful and untouched as ever.
This year there are no direct flights in April which will only exacerbate the situation, the locals need our support, hotels are going bust, restaurants are closing down and car hire has never been so cheap.
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Here are few pictures, taken during recent trips, to whet your appetite:
|the medieval Kremasti Bridge|