I was recently asked to guide a group of British birdwatchers on a trip targeting 15 bird species typical for Bulgaria. The group was organised by David Bradnum.
We had fantastic time and amazing birds but I will leave you to read their personal impressions on their blogs:
Jonathan Lethbridge’s blog and website on bird photos where you can purchase his photos including the one of the Lesser-spotted Eagle on the right:
- Bulgaria the start
- Bulgaria day 1
- Bulgaria day 2: here and here
- Bulgaria day 3 and it continues here
- Bulgaria day 4
“The best place I have ever been bird watching both in terms of species density and specialist rarities, good it was bloody brilliant.” said Dave Morisson in his trip report – another chap from the group. Read his full report here: Bulgaria trip report.
The third person that has posted a few images from the trip is maintained by David Bradnum. He wrote a couple of stories about:
- Bulgaria: three of the brightest and best
- Bulgaria: back to brightly coloured things…
- Bulgaria: Hippos and other LBJs
- Bulgaria: raptors great and small
Anyway, it was an amazing trip, for only 4 days we had 172 bird species. Some of the highlights being this Lesser spotted Eagle on the image here (Copyright Jonathan Lethbridge), Broad-billed Sandpiper, Masked Shrike, Olive-tree Warbler, Levant Sparrowhawk, Eastern Imperial Eagle and many others. “It was both the quality and quantity” says Jonathan in his report.
Thank you guys for the nice words you have said about my work. I really enjoyed our trip. It was great fun. You are very welcome again for the autumn migration or for a photography trip.