Sunday, 27 October 2013

Griffon Vultures on Episkopi Cliffs





After about five attempts spanning three years I managed to get some half decent images of the Griffon Vultures that breed on the Episkopi cliffs in Cyprus a couple of weeks ago. The population has been in serious trouble on the island with numbers down to five or six in recent years. However a campaign by Birdlife Cyprus with partnership from wildlife groups in Crete has brought a number of birds from Crete to the Island to help breed with the existing population. At the last census last year I believe the number of vultures counted were up to ten which is very good news.

6 comments:

  1. Excellent images Anthony, and flying.

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  2. Wonderful flight images. I hope their "come-back" continues, and grows.

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  3. Great shots Anthony, certainly is a cracking bird

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  4. Well done Anthony these look fantastic,love your Header.
    John.

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  5. Super photos. Was up on Episkopi cliffs today...and saw six of these birds flying. Truly amazing.

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  6. Great shots. Love your Bee-Eater header, also.

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