|Spotted Flycatcher in the Meladia Valley, Lesvos May 2012.|
The marsh was buzzing with hirundines and Swifts, lots of Black-tailed Godwits, Avocets with small groups of Dunlin scattered here and there.
Lesser Whitethroat singing from the willows in the car park and my walk to the hides to look through the waders was halted by a message from Graham Clarkson telling me of a male Montagu's Harrier near Martin Mere. Lucky I was still near the car as fifteen minutes later I joined Graham who was watching the Monty from lanes bordering the reserve. We enjoyed this most graceful of raptors, hunting over the fields and being mobbed by Lapwings for quarter of an hour or so before it disappeared to the SW.
Marsh Harriers and Peregrine were seen in the same area.