RARITY ALERT: Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) in Attica!

RARITY ALERT: Isabelline Shrike (Lanius isabellinus) in Attica!

Α rare visitor was sighted on the 6th of July at the Loutros fields, close to Spata; a juvenile Isabelline Shrike. The bird was spotted during an around Athens tour by Nikos Probonas, co-founder and guide of Birding in Greece, and William E.

Although the news was spread fairly fast, unfortunately the bird was not spotted again.

The Hellenic Rarities Committee has already received the relevant form, which in case it will be approved it will be the 11th record of this species in Greece and the 3rd in Attica (previous records in 2008 and 2009).

We hope the bird has a safe trip to its wintering grounds!