A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Of Eagles and Shearwaters.........

A trip up to Kos on Sunday on the Spanos disturbed approximately 200 yelkouan shearwaters! These birds are almost indistinguishable from manx shearwaters outside of their range. The most obvious feature on Sunday was the upper parts of the wing which were brownish - black, unlike manx which are always black. So there we are and no camera to boot! 

What I did manage to photo at a distance was this short toed eagle or snake eagle. One of three circling over the village on Symi this afternoon. They really are magnificent birds.

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