Agias Lake - Crete

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Yellow Legged Gull ( Larus michahellis)

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AgiasLakeLittleCrake140419-12

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AgiasLakeLittleCrake140419-15

Little Crake (Porzana parva)




Comments

Omalos - Samarian Gorge - Crete

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On the way up at dawn. The village of Lakkoi

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The top of the Samarian Gorge

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Juniper grow out the almost vertical cliff face.

Alpine Chough calling from the sky above.

Cirl Bunting in the trees around the summit.

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Looking out against the sun towards the gorge.

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Scree cliff

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Aubretia growing in it's natural environment. (Aubretia deltoidea)

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A rather handsome Moss Sp with what looked like skirts to the capsules.








Comments

Omalos Plateau - Crete

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OmalosSpiny140419-1

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Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

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OmalosAnemone140419-2

Crown Anemone (Anemone coronaria)

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OmalosSardinianwarbler140419-4

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OmalosSardinianwarbler140419-9

OmalosSardinianwarbler140419-10

OmalosSardinianwarbler140419-11

Sardininian Warbler (Sylvia melanocephala)








Comments

Omalos Plateau - Crete

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OmalosAnemone140419-3

OmalosAnemone140419-4

OmalosAnemone140419-5

OmalosAnemone140419-6

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OmalosAnemone140419-8

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Crown Anemone (Anemone coronaria)

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Buckler Mustard (Biscutella didyma)

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Yellow Star of Bethlehem (Gagea lutea)

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Sand Crocus (Romulae clusianus)

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OmalosTulip140419-3

Tulipa Sp

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Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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OmalosRedRumpedSwallow140419-2

Red Rumped Swallow (Cecropis daurica)









Comments

Armeni Tombs - Crete

ArmeniTombsBumblebeeorchid130419-1

Bumblebee Orchid (Ophrys bombyliflora)

ArmeniTombsLizard130419-1

Lizard Sp

ArmeniTombsOak130419-6

ArmeniTombsOak130419-1

ArmeniTombsOak130419-2

ArmeniTombsOak130419-3

ArmeniTombsOak130419-4

Valonia Oak (Quercus agilops)

ArmeniTombsOphrysHeldreichii130419-1

ArmeniTombsOphrysHeldreichii130419-2

ArmeniTombsOphrysHeldreichii130419-3

Heldreich's Orchid (Ophrys heldreichii)

ArmeniTombsSawflyOrchid120419-1

Sawfly Orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera)

ArmeniTombsSerapias130419-1

ArmeniTombsSerapias130419-2

ArmeniTombsSerapias130419-3

ArmeniTombsSerapias130419-4

Tongue Orchid Sp (Serapias Sp)

ArmeniTombsYellowBee130419-1

ArmeniTombsYellowBee130419-2

Yellow Bee Orchid Sp (Ophrys lutea sp?)

Comments

Plakias - Crete

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Large Blue Alkanet (Anchusa azurea)

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PlakiasFigwort130419-1

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Figwort (Scrophularia lucida)

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PlakiasGiantFennel130419-2

PlakiasGiantFennel130419-3

Giant Fennel (Ferula communis)

PlakiasHornedPoppy130419-1

PlakiasHornedPoppy130419-2

PlakiasHornedPoppy130419-3

Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)

PlakiasPurple130419-1

Tassel Hyacinth (Leopoldia comosa)

Comments

Aredena - Crete

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AredenaGriffonVulture120419-4

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Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

A party of eleven vultures circled above and one or two came close. So close they filled the frame.

Aredena is a largely deserted village.

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AredenaBlueHeadedWagtail120419-3

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But in amongst the ruins

Blue-headed Wagtail (Motacilla flava flava)

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Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis)

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AredenaSemiCollaredFLycatcher120419-2

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Semicollared Flycatcher (Ficedula semitorquata)

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AredenaWoodchatShrike120419-2

AredenaWoodchatShrike120419-3

Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

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AredenaNightingale120419-2

Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)

AredenaBlueRockThrush120419-1

AredenaBlueRockThrush120419-2

Blue Rock Thrush (Monticola solitarius)

Redstart, Whitethroat & Black-eared Wheatear

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AnapolisOrnithogallum120419-2

Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum Sp)







Comments

Anapolis - Crete

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Blue Lupins (Lupinus pilosus)

Comments

Sfakia - Anapolis - Crete

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SfakiaAnapolisBlackEaredWheatear120419-1

SfakiaAnapolisBlackEaredWheatear120419-2

SfakiaAnapolisBlackEaredWheatear120419-3

SfakiaAnapolisBlackEaredWheatear120419-4

Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica)

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SfakiaAnapolisGriffonVulture120419-4

SfakiaAnapolisGriffonVulture120419-5

Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)

Comments

Frangokastello - Crete

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FrangoKastelloCrestedLark120419-1

FrangoKastelloCrestedLark120419-2

Crested Lark (Galerida cristata)

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Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

5 Griffon Vultures circling overhead
Hundreds of Bee-eaters on the move.
A party of 9 Night Heron flew overhead,

Comments

Spilli - Crete

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SpilliBishop'sOrchid110414-1

Bishop's Orchid (Ophrys episcopalis)

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SpilliCretanBeeOrchid110419-3

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Cretan Bee Orchid (Ophrys kotschyi subspecies cretica)

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Daphne sericea

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Four Spotted Orchid (Orchis quadripunctata)

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Cretan Iris (Iris cretensis / unguicularis ssp cretensis)

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Heildrich's Orchid (ophrys heidreichii)
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Rainbow Orchid (Ophrys iricolor)

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Sawfly Orchid (Ophrys tenthredinifera)


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SpilliSerapias110419-2

Tongue Orchid Sp (Serapias Sp)

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Sparse Flowered Orchid (Orchis pauciflora)

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Wild Tulip (Tulipa doerfleri)

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SplilliLaxFloweredOrchid110419-1

SplilliLaxFloweredOrchid110419-2

SplilliLaxFloweredOrchid110419-3

Lax Flowered Orchid (Anacamptis laxiflora)


Comments

Plakias - Crete

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PlakiasBuzzard130419-5

Buzzard (Buteo buteo)

Comments

Lefkogeia - Crete

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Ant Sp

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Fungus Sp

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Moss Sp

LefkogeiaSerapias070419-1

LefkogeiaSerapias070419-2

Tongue Orchid Sp (Serapias Sp)

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Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae)

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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)

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LefkogeiaSquaccoHeron070419-2

Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)



Comments

Prevelli Headland - Crete

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Never had much luck growing these in the garden but here………just amazing

King's Spear (Asphodeline Lutea)

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White Aspodel (Asphodelus albus)

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Black-eared Wheatear (Oenanthe hispanica

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Jerusalem Sage (Phlomis fruiticosa)

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Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)

Blue-headed Wagtail

Black-headed Wagtail


Comments

Souda

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Barbary Nut (Moraea sisyrinchium)

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Hottentot Fig (Carpobrotus edulis)



Comments

Beeston Common

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Snowy mespil (Amelanchier lamarckii)

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Bank Haircap-moss (Polytrichum formosum)

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Bluebell Hyacynthoides non scripta)

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Bog-bead Moss (Aulocomniun palustre

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Lesser Celandine (Ranunculus verna)

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Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

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Common Heath Star-moss (Campylopus introflexus)

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Mating ??

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Moschatel (Adoxa moschatellina)

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Sphagnum Sp

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Sundew Sp

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Swan's-neck Thyme-moss (Mnium hornum)


Comments

Kelling Heath

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Adder (Vipera beris)

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Dartford Warbler (Sylvia undata)

singing its' heart out from the top of the pine.

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Gorse (Ulex europaeus)

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KellingHeathFlower300319-2

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Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana)

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Common Storksbill (Erodium circutarium)

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Hoverfly Sp?

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Hoverfly Sp?

Comments

Kelling Heath

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KellingheathCherryPlum290319-6

Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera)

Comments

Cley

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Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

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Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)

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Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

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Pied Wagtail (Moticilla alba yarelli)

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Redshank (Tringa totanus)

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Reed Bunting (Embiriza schoeniclus)

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Black Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

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Peregrine (Falco peregrinus)

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Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

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Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)

Comments

Gramborough Hill

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Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)

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Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

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