Being away most of the winter, I’d forgotten just how much of Corfu’s wildlife comes closer to Roda when there are fewer people. I once posted a photo of these beauties in the river mouth near Makris Apartments. The last two evenings we have been privileged to watch this very elegant female Black-Winged Stilt, feeding in the shallows along with wagtails, plovers and some other wading birds. A little patience, and Jan took this lovely photo:
In addition to the Stilt we watched a week or so ago near the car park, just upstream of the bridge we recently saw a Squacco Heron moving upstream. I have only seen one once before, in the stream near the Afroditi, and that must have been about 12 years ago. For the last week, we have also been listening to a strange, soft rolling bird call, and we saw once a flock of these birds flying over Roda. Today, we were delighted to discover that they were Bee-eaters and there was a flock of around a dozen birds at the back of Elizabeth Apartments.
I to saw the Squacco Heron and have a good photo. I will try to download it next week; not very good at these things. It was with light plumage which apparently means it is either a juvenile or a non-breeding adult. I saw it on several days so it may be there to stay a while. It was easy to see and photo from the Bridge.
janiemou: Oh Kaz, we will miss you, as will Roda.
Jul 27, 2019 17:37:57 GMT 2
kaz: I will miss you to...............one day a?
Aug 3, 2019 13:00:50 GMT 2
kaz: Nice cooling rain here in Kent after 2days of sweltering SUN...shouldn't complain though should I.....I have friends on their way to Roda at the wkend staying at the Afroditi, I expect you will know them..........just wish I could be there with them. Enjoy
Aug 28, 2019 20:34:49 GMT 2
kaz: Just got on my 'puter..thanks for missing me!!...I am there in spirit (always)just wish my BODY was !!!never mind, next year with luck ( before I have to use a walking frame!!!)glad the weather is good for you all....hold on, just want to wipe the tears
Sept 11, 2019 19:50:02 GMT 2
kaz: Now my puter is playing up.......I cant win
Sept 11, 2019 19:53:37 GMT 2
kaz: Hope Forum meetings are going well?? I miss them too xxxx
Sept 11, 2019 20:01:03 GMT 2
kaz: Weather in Kent is very hot...........still not as nice as being in Roda!!!
Sept 17, 2019 16:19:06 GMT 2
kaz: Nights are drawing in...curtains closed.....lights on.........just not looking forward to a long Winter again ( it comes round so quick!!)...Just Xmas to look forward to now, then the New Year and THEN holidays in Roda
Sept 25, 2019 20:15:16 GMT 2
artisans: Be so good to see you again kaz ...
Oct 4, 2019 9:32:09 GMT 2
kaz: Thanks Steve.........hope I get to make it to Roda??
Oct 4, 2019 12:14:36 GMT 2
johnreig: Has anyone got Spiros Banos apartment (Roda) details
Oct 8, 2019 14:15:36 GMT 2
artisans: Details on the thread ....
Oct 11, 2019 22:46:07 GMT 2
kaz: Hi Steve...has sent you email this evening ok
Nov 16, 2019 19:21:05 GMT 2