Saturday 28 April 2018

Waterfowl Special

A wooden tower gives great views over the wetlands
I promise you that we will finish off our walk around the Forty Saints but at the moment I am over 100km away just to the west of the capital, Heraklion. In between taking Mrs D for her daily zap of radiotherapy we have a fair bit of free time. You may remember that four years ago I brought you up here to visit The Electric Wetlands "an outstanding area of wetland where you can happily spend all day pottering about investigating the wildlife".  I've had another potter - but this time with a zoom lens. So here are a few pictures of some of the gorgeous waterfowl that you can find here.

Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Domestic Geese, Anser anser var. domestica
Coot, Fulica atra
Muscovy Duck and ducklings, Cairina moschata var. domestica 
Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus

And this is where to find the place (courtesy of Google Maps)
Incidentally, Manos Studios where we are staying is also marked on the map; highly recommended.


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