|Blue Rock Thrush - I am still waiting for my chance to get "that" shot!
Visiting a country/venue for the first time is always capable of producing excitement - expectations are at fever pitch and, the chance of discovery, at the forefront of my thoughts.
Whenever Bev and I have ventured away from our Dumpton bungalow, we have a clear idea as too where we are going and what we expect to find. Hotels will be basic, but will always have a decent pool area (we wouldn't be going there otherwise) and the habitat in the immediate vicinity will be challenging, certainly different from my local Newland's Farm patch.
|Crossing the Alps - a view from an Airbus 320 window, en route to Halkadiki.
|Moustached Warbler - digiscoped in June 2007!
|Singing male Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Pefkohori, N.E. Greece
|Queen of Spain's Fritillary - Halkadiki, NE Greece
|Owl Fly - Halkadiki, NE. Greece - stunning!
I still get a buzz from my trips to these, very familiar, destinations - the journey being as important as the venue?