Tales from a Greek Island
The Pandemic
Bravo for the Frogs
A Lovely Review for American Ikaros
Long legged buzzard. Achordeia. Picture by Keith
Bonelli's eagle. Achordeia. Taken by Keith
Passing Birds
An Actress in the Village
Avlona on a Cold day
Minas Prearis died January 2013 RIP
Minas Prearis
Selection from Reviews of More Tales from a Greek Island
More Tales from a Greek Island
More Tales from a Greek Island
Elections May 2012
Where to buy
Three Days of birds
Notable Birds of North Karpathos and Saria
Living on less
The Crisis
A poem for Kevin by Ruth Padel
More birds
Birds around the village
The new cover
Kevin Andrews-An Appraisal
Tales in German
Roy Chapman Andrews
Ellinoamerica Review
The Flight of Ikaros
Bonelli's Eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus)
Eleanora's Falcons
American Ikaros The search for Kevin Andrews
Spring Opening
Its not all Fun and Games
Scholar Gipsy? The Search for Kevin Andrews
Sometimes Things Work Out
Africa in Diafani
The Search for Kevin Andrews
We get E-mails
Going to the Doctors
Music in the Village


Passing Birds

May 2015
At this time of year we get many birds passing by or coming to stay. Sitting in Anna's cafeneion just now I saw a Montagu's Harrier beating its way north from the lighthouse and on to Vananda. The other day, in cloudy conditions a Marsh Harrier appeared like a ghost along the mountain slopes west of Avlona. In and around the village I have seen many colourful arrivals: Hoopoes, Golden Orioles and Bee Eaters. There are no large herons as yet, but we have seen Cattle Egrets, a Squacco Heron and a Little Bittern. I wonder why the herons arrive at much the same time. Meanwhile, hour by hour, day by day the Eleanora Falcons arrive in ones and twos. Soon they will be chasing insects above the village on a warm evening. I have even seem them hunting butterflies when the thyme is in flower.