HIghlights of trip to Crete were a day spent at Polyrinia in the sun soaking up spring flora. Sculptural torches of giant fennel against architecture of yellow phlomis and tree spurge. Bees collecting red pollen from asphodels. Purple of tragapogon closing up its flowers at midday. Vultures and a single lammergeir rising above the peaks mid morning.
Then on the Southwest coast migrants in coastal pines. Kind of scene I would have dreamt about when I was a kid… collared flycatcher, redstart, cuckoo, spotted flycatcher all feeding up on their northward journey. A purple heron creeping up the beach next to a herd of goats.