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

Spring Opening

May 2009
Gradually and belatedly the village is coming to life. Winter was hard with many storms, but not a great deal of rain. Now, in early May we have had two days downpour leading us to believe that water will last through the summer months. Everything is green and cool and there is hope for a good harvest of honey this year.

There are no more than a handful of tourists, but signs are appearing outside hotels and restaurants.

PRIVATE ROOMS with BAT is my favorite. Iannis is clearly going for a niche market.

Gabriellas's new sign announces


which has led to a number of comments. Last year she announced


prompting anger from Papa Minas who demanded to know what kind of people we had outside. There was some suggestion that he put up a sign outside his church


But it came to nothing.

The bird arrivals have been interesting; swallows, crag martins, hoopoes, black winged stilts (a first for me), long legged buzzards, many varieties of yellow bird, which keep together in flocks and a lone, first eleanora.