In my last day off, I was invited to participate in a bird watching route. Before I came here, I had never though about bird waching as a hobby, as a way to spend a day, but since I got to Drasi I havent stopped hearing about this activity, and after one and a half month I found myself willing to try it.
We started the jurney early (not as early as they are used to, which is starting around 6am, but that's too much for my in my first day XD), and then we did a complet rout around a big lake, starting in a mountain and moving by car to the differents spots. It is amazing how people passionate in this is able to recognize any bird because of their sound or their way of fliying even when I wasn't able to see them. We had some cameras with us, and I played to take pictures and then trying to find the specie in a book with all the species you can find in Greece. We were focused on the small birds, so if you ever want to try, make sure your camera has a strong ¿objective? and you are able to cach them from a big distance.
Birds are more scared about people than cars, that's why sometimes we stayed inside the car. We also had a speaker, we used it to play natural sounds (like birds sounds) and waited for them to come. Sometimes it worked, sometimes the speaker scared them. You never know! Furthermore they never stop moving, can be really challenging to take a good picture.
Despite of my lack of experience, I think I took some good ones (thanks to the camera they lend me for sure), I'll leave them below. Judge yourself!