A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Prokopos Lagoon.

September 19, 2017

This huge salt water lagoon that stretches almost as far as the eye can see is absolutely teeming with wildlife. More flamingos, coots galore, ducks, little grebes, herons, little egrets, kestrels and a peregrine were just some of the birds seen here today. but the highlight for me was a marsh harrier that lazily quartered a few acres looking for its next meal before setting down in some reeds. The red samphire grows in great profusion carpeting the edges along with sea lavender while the waters brim with frogs, toads, crabs, big and small fish and turtles.

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