A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Central Rhodes

A very pleasant surprise was Gadouras Dam. Access was limited by car and there is considerable work going on at one end but towards the west end of the lake I came across this wet land area.Nearby there is a cultivated area which presents the possibility of different species of birds. Here oat straw is being harvested next to an olive grove.

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Great crested grebe.

Coot on nest.

Grey heron (no, really!)

Woodchat shrike.

Corn bunting.

Yellow legged gulls.

Once again there was a large roost of yellow legged gulls perhaps 200 +. Elsewhere a little gull flew past and a pair of little grebes were seen diving some way out. I am sure this place deserves another visit in the autumn and next spring

Bull rushes.Thistles.Wild lavender.

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