January 2015


Eagle Owl trip in Bulgaria

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After the Mid-winter count we decided to stay in a small family run hotel right in the vicinity of an Eagle Owl territory about 500 m from the hotel. I had an inquiry from Living Nature – the tour operator of Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds who had a client willing to see Eagle Owl and some other target species.…
Mid winter count of waterbirds

Birdwatching trip: Mid-winter count

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In the past weekend I took part in the Mid-winter count of waterbirds organized by the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of birds. After the census I decided to check a few sites for some target birds for an inquiry from a customer for a birdwatching tour around Sofia.…
bird photography in Oman

Lesser whistling duck in Oman: day 12, 15.12.2014

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The night wasn’t quite relaxed. The place where we stayed had quite a few mosquitos that didn’t let us sleep all night long. We are quite exhausted now. We packed quickly and off we went to the nearby wetlands which offered some good birding.…
bird photography in Oman

Bird photography in Oman: day 11, 14.12.2014

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Bird photography dominated today. I had more time at few sites and enough time to take pictures of some local specialities: Blackstart, Shining Sunbird, White-spectacled Bulbul, Ruppel’s Weaver, Tristram’s Starling, White-breasted White-eye and a Red-necked Phalarope.…
Verreaux's Eagle

Verreaux’s Eagle in Oman: day 10, 13.12.2014

Would you believe me if I say it was another superb day? I repeat that every day but it is true. A new set of new birds and more and more pictures of local birds. As usual we started at 6 a.m. We packed our stuff and left the apartment where we spent two nights.…
Oman tourism

Oman tourism: day 9, 12.12.2014

Another superb day of our Oman tourism finished with a total of 92 bird species seen or the day and 7 of them were new to me. Fantastic! The day started before the Sun has even though of showing up.…

Steppe Eagle in Oman: day 8, 11.12.2014

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What a day! Another superb day in Omani desert and mountains. The alarm rang at 5 a.m. We wanted to arrive in Montasar, a small desert oasis, before sunrise. Our main target bird here was the Grey Hypocolious but other good birds were also possible.…