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Acacia - Rhodes

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Blue-leaved Wattle (Acacia cyanophylla)

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Insects & Arachnids - Rhodes

But the best was the drone of bees in the woods.

Second the crickets in their hundreds in some fields.

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Lalisou-KataviasAnt0418-2

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Fearsome guards.

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Now that's dinner!

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Emerald green eyes

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Common Blue

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Swallowtail

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Eastern Festoon

PISmallCopper0418-1

Small Copper

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PILargeWallBrown0418-2

Large Wall Brown

Comments

Bejewelled Woodland

Spring Cyclamen Bejewelled the Pine Woods

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Cyclamen

Comments

Encounter with dragons - Profitas Ilias - Rhodes

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Perfect camouflage

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and
then
Big Brother
hove into
view.

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Starred Agama ( Stellagama stellio)

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Rock Lizard (Lacerta oertzeni)

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A small gorge near Siana - Rhodes

A small gorge near Siana seemed a likely place for Crag Martins.

Indeed there were.

Bit also one or two plants, one of which was rather spectacular.

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Greek Spiny Spurge

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Greek Spiny Spurge (Euphorbia acanthothamnos)

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Nettle-leaved Bellflower (Campanula trachelium)

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Mediterranean Hartwort (Tordylium apulum) seedbeds.

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Corncockle (Agrostemma githago)

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Centaurea lactucifolia

Comments

Rhodes Town

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Hollow-leaved Asphodeline ( Asphodelus fistilosus)

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White Henbane (Hyoscyamus albus)

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A few orchids from Rhodes

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-1

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-2

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-3

Holy Orchid (Anacamptis sancta)

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PIOphrysreinholdii0418-2

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Ophrys reinholdii




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AsklipiioOphryspolyxo0418-1

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Ophrys regis-ferdinandii

PIAnacamptispapilionacea0418-1

PIAnacamptispapilionacea0418-2

PIAnacamptispapilionacea0418-4

Pink Butterfly Orchid (Anacamptis papilonacea)

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Serapias0418-3

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Serapias carica

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Serapiasparviflora0418-3

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Serapias parviflora

MonolithosAnacaptispyramidalis0418-1

Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)

PIOphryscandica0418-1

PIOphryscandica0418-3

PIOphryscandica0418-4

PIOphryscandica0418-5

PIOphryscandica0418-6

Ophrys candida

PIOrchisanatolica0418-1

Orchis anatolica

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-1

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-2

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-4

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-8

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-5

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-6

Lalisou-KataviasAnacamptisfragrans0418-7

Anacamptis fragrans


Comments

Prasonisi - Rhodes

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-1

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-2

PrasonisiHolyOrchid0418-3

Holy Orchid (Anacamptis sancta)

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Salakos - Rhodes

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Most of the plants below were in the field pictured above.

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Yellow Bartsia (Parentucellia viscosa)

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Lathyrus Sp

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Hairy Yellow Vetchling (Lathyrus hybrida)

SalakosAlliumneapolitanum0418-1

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Naples Garlic, Daffodil Garlic, False Garlic, Guernsey Star of Bethlehem, White Garlic, Wood garlic ( Allium neapolitanum)

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Undulate Anchusa ( Anchusa undulate) + Beetle Sp

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Mediterranean Buckler-Mustard (Biscutella didyma)

SalakosTragopogon0418-1

SalakosTragopogon0418-3

Purple Goatsbeard (Tragopogon hybridum)

SalakosMedicago0418-1

Snail Medick, Shield Medick (Medicago scuteliata)

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SalakosRed0418-3

Hairy Flax (Linum pubescens)

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Snowdrop Bush (Styrax officianalis)

SalakosLargeAlkanet0418-2

Large Alkanet (Anchusa azarea)


SalakosThornyBurnet0418-1

SalakosThornyBurnet0418-2

Thorny Burnett (Sarcopoterium spinosum)

Comments

A few birds from Rhodes

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House Sparrow sized holes on the side of the house. - Perfect (Passer domesticus0

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Blue Rock Thrush singing post. (Monticola solitarius)

Also

Pied & Black Eared Wheatear singing. (Oenanthe pleschanka & Oenanthe hispanica)

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Red Rumped Swallow collecting straw. ( Cecropis duarica)

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Lesser Kestrel colony on the rocks of the Acropolis - At least twelve birds seen at one time. (Falco naumanni)
Just spectacularly acrobatic in the sunshine.

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These little guys were allover the island.

Sardinian Warbler ( Sylvia melanocephala)

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Swallow (Hirundo rustica)

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Woodchat Shrike (Lanius senator)

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LindosPigeons0418-2

Rock Dove +++ (Columba livia)


Long Legged Buzzard + Short-toed Eagle


Comments

Cley

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Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

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Black Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)

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Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

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Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)

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Redshank (Tringa totanus)

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Shellduck (Tadorna tadorna)

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Shoveller (Anas clypeata)

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Wigeon (Anas penelope)

Comments

Kelling Heath

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Lots of clearing this winter.

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A nice warm spot for an adder or two.

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Adder (Vipera berus)

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Dartford Warbler singing. (Sylvia undata)

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Quite a few linnet singing this morning. (Linaria cannabina)

But only one pair of Yellow Hammer
Green Woodpecker
Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Peregrine.

Comments

Cley

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Pintail (Anas acuta)

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Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba)

Comments

Kelling Heath

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Adder (Vipera berus)

Comments

Cromer

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Black headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Just ready for the breeding season.


Comments

Beeston Common

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Frogs out in force with such an amazing amount of spawn. Hope it doesn't all freeze this weekend.

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Variable - leaved Crestwort (Lophocolea heterophylla)

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Shroom?

Comments

Kelling Heath

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3 Adders basking today (Vipera berus)

Comments

Sustead

Early-purple Orchid Rosettes

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Early - purple Orchid (Orchis mascula)

Comments

Cromer

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Coltsfoot buds (Tussilago farfara)

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Crescent-cup Liverwort (Lunularia cruciata)

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Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

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Snow Melt

Comments

Kelling Heath

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Adder ( Vipera berus )

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