A Flora and Fauna of Symi

A personal guide to the wildlife of Symi and beyond

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Rodos; Day 3

Kremasti & Profitis Ilias

Just south of Kremasti, on the west coast of Rodos, is the Kremasteikos river. A dry river bed for most of the year, but today (friday) it does have some running water and a few still ponds.

Here in this rather uninspiring spot I saw or heard a kingfisher, a cetti's warbler, a possible sedge warbler, a coot, goldfinches, serins, a blackbird, a robin and a few others.


Again, definitely a place to revisit in the spring.




The usual suspect; pied wagtail.







And a rather mottled grey wagtail in its winter plummage.










Profitis Ilias

By the afternoon the winds had reached force 9 on the beaufort scale, so where better place to go but the top of Profitis Ilias, the highest and windiest place on Rodos!




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