LOCAL BIRD LIFE
Maybe we shouldn't do this page as it is a subject we know nothing about but it is something that gives us enormous pleasure - watching the local wild birds on the island. There are great many birdwatchers who visit Kos, particularly in the spring, to see the many varieties of migratory birds that pass through here.
In particular, they will visit the salt flats at Tingaki and the wetlands in Psalidi - which are now both protected areas.
In the winter months you can see flamingos wading around and different sorts of geese who want to spend there winter in milder climes.
The Reverend Ray Hollands, an interesting gentleman who is also a wildlife artist, was on holiday here, and he very kindly sent us some information regarding the many varieties of birds that you can expect to find on the island. Along with the list of birds though he also sent us some beautiful sketches that he had done, for which we sincerely thank him.
The Bee-eater is a bird that we watch in the summer months and their colours literally sparkle like jewels in the sunshine. Usually there are quite a few of them darting around and they are difficult to photograph as they are so quick!
The amazing jewel colours of the roller.
This is another beautiful sketch of another beautiful bird - the Black-eared Wheatear.
Plus, so many other interesting and fascinating species.
Below is the list of birds that Rev. Hollands made whilst he was here in 2008.
It is another aspect of the island of which not many people are aware and one which should, and could, be enjoyed by more people.
Kos, Kalymnos, Nysiros GREECE Bird List 1-15 May 2008