Birdwatching in Athens: Digiscoping a Stork's nest

One of the joys of birdwatching is being able to watch birds behavior without interfearing with them. Especially when it come to nests, the issue is very sensitive, as it is crucial for the bird family not to be harmed by any way. 

A White Stork's nest at Erythres Plains, Attica
A White Stork's nest at Erythres Plains, Attica
 digiscoped from a well safe distance


Digiscoping from a safe distance
Placing the spotting scope at the village main square

So, having a huge White Stork's nest on top of a church, in Erythres Plains in the north of Athens is a great opportunity to have really close views of the birds, using the spotting scope from a safe distance. The parents are constanty feeding their 5 chicks, and as soon as these is no more food left, they leave to the nearby fields and streams, in order to catch their next frog or a small snake.

The White Stork nest is overlooking the village
The White Stork nest is overlooking the village


White Stork with nestlings at Erythres village, Attica
Parents has just arrived in the nest