A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Black Eared Wheatears

May 6, 2014

Black eared wheatears showed well today above the old village. A juvenile dutifully followed its parent around and kept low by hiding in a rock crevice.

 

 

Elsewhere on the marjoram plants that were in flower butterflies were the order of the day. Gatekeepers everywhere in profusion and blues. Again even with a good book I can't identify what blue this is, perhaps an eastern baton blue?

 

Cretzshmar's bunting seemed to have their mouths full too, feeding youngsters.

 

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