Birds of Kastoria & Agia Sotira Greece

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Pygmy Cormorant 
Black-winged Stilt 
Great-crested Grebe 
Yellow Wagtail 
White Stork 
Sombre Tit 

I took these pictures in a recent trip to the North Western part of Macedonia, Greece. Most of the images were taken near the village of Agia Sotira and around the lake of Kastoria on the week of August 4th, 2003.

Although most of the species seen are fairly common, this was an enjoyable birding trip, as I got to observe these birds for long periods of time. Listed bellow are all of the different species that I photographed.

Birds of Agia Sotira

Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
European Bee Eater Merops apiaster
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus
Collared Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris
European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur
Great Tit Parus major
Hooded Crow Corvus corone cornix
Magpie Pica pica
Middle-spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Sombre Tit Parus lugubris
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator
Common Blackbird Turdus merula
Black Kite Milvus migrans
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Common Whitethroat Warbler Sylvia communis
Crag Martin Ptyonoprogne rupestris
Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Lesser-spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
House Martin Delichon urbica
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis
Short-toed Eagle Circaetus gallicus

Birds of Kastoria Lake

Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Great-crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos
Eurasian Coot Fulica atra
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
Grey Heron Ardea cinerea
Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis
Little Egret Egretta garzetta
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
Mallard Duck Anas platyrhynchos
Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans