Author Topic: Otters and Hoopoes  (Read 2634 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

megali rahi

  • Guest
Otters and Hoopoes
« on: April 04, 2012, 09:20:23 PM »
A strange mix indeed !! We have a resident pair of Hoopoes in the apotheki on the olive grove next to ours , this is the second year they have roosted there ...... watch this space as we will be keeping an eye on them now we know they are seriously trying to breed there .

Hilary didn't want me to mention this for fear of an invasion  ;D ;D ::)......but

At the far end of Avlaki beach there is an inland freshwater lake/pond ....there are hundreds of frogs and white egrets this time of year , but , Hilary walks down there a lot and has informed me that she saw large water dwelling animals [ maybe beavers ?? ] ...anyway , we went there yesterday and were delighted to see a pair of otters and a baby swimming about with not a care in the world .

It makes life worthwhile and as Hilary said " we are so privileged " ....I can't help but agree

John

Offline Trisa

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 21
  • -Receive: 622
  • Posts: 9536
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2012, 10:34:03 AM »
I understand Hilary's fears but I may have to pop down to the lake now before the mozzies invade and will watch out also for snakes! Wellies may be the order of the day!

Nature at it's best eh! We certainly live in a wonderful place wildlife wise!
Think before you speak! If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Offline castaway

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 1
  • -Receive: 5
  • Posts: 15
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 10:41:03 PM »
I'm so pleased to hear otters were seen near Avlaki having just found one on Almiros beach with a wire snare round its neck, presumably a victim of the fish farm..:( >:(

Offline Bob

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 195
  • -Receive: 677
  • Posts: 8474
    • Loutses- The Village We Now Call Home
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 10:47:29 PM »
I'm so pleased to hear otters were seen near Avlaki having just found one on Almiros beach with a wire snare round its neck, presumably a victim of the fish farm..:( >:(

That's a leap of imagination! As sad as it is that such a creature should be snared, I don't think that the number of otters are likely to be an issue to the fish farm. Dolphins and larger predatory fish might be. Like it or not, if we want to eat fish, fish farms are essential as 50% of the world's fish is farmed. Snares are more likely to be set for rabbits.

Just my opinion.

Bob
Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall.
- Anon.

Offline daveyh

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 36
  • -Receive: 174
  • Posts: 1619
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2012, 03:16:54 PM »
Really sad to hear about a snared otter; they are a protected species. I have spent several hours on occasions visiting the lagoon at Ag Spiriodon in the hope of seeing an otter. No luck yet but one day I will hopefully see one.

Offline castaway

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 1
  • -Receive: 5
  • Posts: 15
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2016, 04:23:59 PM »
Whilst hunting for an answer to a query Google threw this thread up as a possible answer... which it isnt!.... but I have just realised Bob has misunderstood my fish farm comment... I think he is thinking the big fish farm near Imerolia, I was meaning the fish farm on lake antinioti which has its estuary meters from where I found the poor animal. This is an old thread but just goes to show its never out of date!

Offline Bob

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 195
  • -Receive: 677
  • Posts: 8474
    • Loutses- The Village We Now Call Home
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2016, 09:04:48 PM »
castaway,

You are quite correct! I was thinking of the farm at Imerolia. I totally forgot about the lake.
Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall.
- Anon.

Offline JaneB

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 30
  • -Receive: 6
  • Posts: 66
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2016, 09:34:12 PM »
Would love to know how the Hoopoes got on,

Jane B

Offline Banksy

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 15
  • -Receive: 30
  • Posts: 219
Re: Otters and Hoopoes
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2016, 09:23:38 AM »
From a lake or river fish's viewpoint otters are the enemy. They kill several fish a day, more than they want to eat, they breed copiously. In the UK they now pose a serious threat to the wild and stocked fish populations .

 

All content Copyright 2012 Corfu Forum. All rights reserved.
Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25