With only a couple of weeks to go until our first trip for 2015 the excitement is already building... our Purely Pelicans 3 day photography workshops will be primarily geared to photographing the spectacular and endangered Dalmatian Pelicans of Lake Kerkini. It is at this time of the year that the males' bill pouches start turning a beautiful crimson red and their plumage whitens in anticipation of their upcoming mating season over the next couple of months ahead.
We have two courses scheduled on the 30th January and 6th February for which there is still some availability if you would be interested in joining us.. and with Ryanair now providing cheap flights direct to Thessaloniki (only just over one hour away from the Lake) there never has been a better opportunity to do so..! Only £57 return from Stansted on the 30/01 and £51 return from Stansted on 06/02.. at the time of writing.!
But of course with 3 days at our disposal and despite the course title of Purely Pelicans... it wont only be just pelicans that we will see and photograph.... and these are just a taster..
News from friends at Lake Kerkini also report the following sitings as of yesterday (11/01/15)... 25 Common Cranes (Grus grus), 10 Red Crested Pochard (Netta rufina), 3 Ruddy Shelduck (Tadorna ferruginea), 1 Black-throated Loon (Gavia arctica), Common Pochard (Aytha ferina) in their thousands, as well as Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula), Common Goldeneyes (Bucephala clangula), Smew (Mergellus albellus) and 5 Common Mergansers (Mergus merganser)... so lots for us hopefully both to see and photograph.