BULGARIA ALBUM

 

BIRD MIGRATION on the BLACK SEA COAST for York RSPB September 2016

A few of the excellent shots by Ian Brookes taken during the tour (he has more on his Flickr site):

Eastern Black-eared Wheatear, Great Reed Warbler and Dalmatian Pelican

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The pictures below were taken during our recent tour

The views of Broad-billed Sandpiper were the best I've ever had (Phil Palmer)

 

Red-breasted Flycatcher is a hard bird to see when tucked away in the dark Taiga forests of Europe, so it was great to see a fall of them along the coast

This Praying Mantis landed on someone's coat

Grey-headed Woodpecker

 

 

Hummingbird Hawk-moths were common in gardens

Little Owl - in a car park!

Montagu's Harrier, one of many raptors seen.

 

Red-backed Shrikes were passing through in very good numbers and very obliging

no excuses for more Red-breasted Flycatchers (above & below)

 

hundreds of Starlings gathered ready to roost

 

Swallowtail Butterfly

The bird diversity is high in this area at this time of year, and this visit proved no exception. Once again we worked with the BSPB and contributed to their organisation and their records, whilst enjoying ourselves. Below is one of Mitko's photographs those above were Phil's; meanwhile thanks go to all concerned for making this trip such a success - Roger

White Pelicans

 

Western BULGARIA for Leeds RSPB June 2016

and here are some of the photographs taken by tour member Peter Henderson:

  

         

               

     

Chamois, Spotted Nutcracker, Map, Large Copper, mating Damselflies, Fly Orchid, bridge, first hotel, Red-backed Shrike, Scarce Swallowtail, Red Fox den, evening meal time

 

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