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Northern Greece, May 2012 (Korinos
saltmarshes - Mikri Prespa lake)

Bee-eater, Greece by Paschalis Dougalis

Paschalis Dougalis



Paschalis Dougalis is a self taught nature artist living in Munich-Germany, who turned professional in 1995. To see more of his work, check out his web page at: www.dougalis-art.com and blog at http://dougalis-wildlifeart.blogspot.de/

"Last May, I was privileged to spend a week in North-western Greece, hoping to watch and study birds I`ve never seen in my life before. In my first visit to the saltmarshes of Korinos I was rewarded with great views of Collared Pratincoles, with many Calandra Larks as well Short-toed Larks. My next and last destination was the Mikri Prespa lake, a strong hold of Dalmatian Pelicans; a very beautifuly situated region, where beside the pelicans, Pygmy Cormorants, Bee-eaters, Golden Orioles and many migrating wagtails, the unexpected presence of a healthy Barred Warbler population attracted my attention in particular.

I have to note that all of the drawings have been done on location looking through a scope, and despite a range of difficulties (insects, heat, storm) I had to face during this time the pleasure to be there was overwhelming and I promised to my self to go back soon..."

Night Heron, Greece
Night Heron, Greece, May 2012
Bee-eater, Greece
Bee-eater, Greece, May 2012
Collared Pratincole, Greece
Collared Pratincole, Greece, May 2012
Barred Warbler, Greece
Barred Warbler, Greece, May 2012