Andiniotissa Lagoon Reserve

This 500 hectare reserve is on the North coast of Corfu and I spent a week staying right next to it. Unfortunately, like many Mediterranean Islands, the birds were extremely wary and kept their distance or kept hidden. Nothing startling but at least two Ospreys – one seen carrying a large fish, three Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Water Rail, many Cetti’s, many Jays, Stonechat and a few Chiffys. An interesting observation of the many Italian Sparrows saw them perched on a prominent high point and flying out to catch wasps a la Flycatchers! Lots of Butterflies, Dragons, Damsels, Grasshoppers and unfortunately a myriad of Mosquitos. All photos of bird taken from some distance.

Osprey
Osprey
Osprey
Osprey
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Marsh Harrier
Italian Sparrow
Italian Sparrow
Stonechat
Stonechat
Kingfisher
Kingfisher
Jay
Jay
Painted Lady
Painted Lady
Clouded Yellow
Clouded Yellow
Meadow Brown
Meadow Brown
Grayling
Grayling
Mazarine Blue
Mazarine Blue
Lang's Short-tailed Blue
Lang’s Short-tailed Blue
Ruddy Darter, male
Ruddy Darter, male
Ruddy Darter, mating pair
Ruddy Darter, mating pair
Red-veined Darter, male
Red-veined Darter, male

Red-veined Darter, female

Eastern Willow Spreadwing, mating pair
Eastern Willow Spreadwing, mating pair
Eastern Willow Spreadwing, male
Eastern Willow Spreadwing, male
Eastern Willow Spreadwing, male
Eastern Willow Spreadwing, male
Garden Spider, with lunch
Garden Spider, with lunch

Grey Mullet
Grey Mullet
Sunset over Andiniotissa Lagoon Reserve
Sunset over Andiniotissa Lagoon Reserve

David