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.