A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Pie in the sky.....

Over the Acropolis high in the sky soar eight majestic birds of prey. Round and round they go making use of the rising air in a thermal to gain height. Occasionally one would peel off at speed to look for the next thermal. Away south and on to Rodos and thence to Africa. Difficult to tell at this distance but probably long legged buzzards. These would be travelling from Russia and the Balkans to spend the winter in North Africa. Majestic birds and often mistaken as golden eagles.

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