Lesvos - 2004 Photo Album - Part II
Feeding Time
You have to feel sorry for the insects, small reptiles and other prey items which face an
onslaught from starving birds arriving on migration, not to mention the breeding birds which
are already feeding their young by this time.

Spare a thought for the poor old cricket waking up in the meadow to see that 50 Red-footed
Falcons have arrived overnight and are lined up on the telephone wires above, looking for
breakfast!

The photos on this page are dedicated to some of the unfortunate victims!
Male Red-footed Falcon recently arrived on the island...
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... and soon refuelling.
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Male Montagu's Harrier scouring the fields for food
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With blood-stained claws from a recent catch.
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A Roller joins in the feast...
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Numerous Shrikes to contend with....
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Masked Shrike
Red-backed Shrike
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Lesser Grey Shrike
Flocks of Collared Pratincoles also in search of food
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Male and female Kentish Plovers also have a family to feed.
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A Little Ringed Plover shows that it has its own interpretation of a "stir fry".
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Meanwhile, the heavy mob goes on the rampage
Male Little Bittern goes hunting...
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But the Female Little Bittern strikes first at the Mole Cricket population.
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And down the hatch!
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Squacco Heron joins in the feast...
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And down the hatch!
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Meanwhile, the smaller breeding birds set about feeding their growing families...
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Black-eared Wheatear
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Cirl Bunting
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Rock Nuthatch
Rock Nuthatch
And what the Scops Owl picks up after dark is anybody's guess!
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