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sperm whale © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 11 – sperm whale

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Today was a day off. The forecast was for rainy weather so i better utilize this time appropriately. Still woke pretty early though. The weather was really miserable but i could not stay indoors and took the coastal road towards Andenes.…
Andenes

Bird survey in Norway: day 10

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Today’s route was familiar to me from last year and i knew it wasn’t difficult. There was some hillside but nothing like yesterday’s route. I started on time enthusiastic to see if my find from last year was still around.…
Norwegian house © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 8&9

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I just realised it’s been a week since i have arrived. Well it’s been a week of many challenges, lots of water and scenic views. So was my route. It started with a little bit of rain but that is normal for here.…
norwegian lake

Bird survey in Norway: day 5

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Today was expected to be an easy route and yes it was. It still took me just over 4 hours but they were easy. As i had already mentioned half of the 20 survey points were along a road so it was easy and more importantly, different, to what i have been doing.…
Meadow Pipit © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: day 2

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Wet, wet, wet! That’s what i would say for today. I was totally soaked wet. When i woke up it was only a gentle drizzle and according to the forecast it was supposed to stop. Well it did for 5 min.…
Eider Ducks © Iordan Hristov

Bird survey in Norway: arrival

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After an early start from Sofia at 4am to get the flight and three flights i finally made it Tromso. The last flight was very picturesque. Spectacular views were revealing ever so often. The temperature at Tromso was about 14 degrees which is much better than last year’s 5 degrees.…
Levant Sparrowhawk © Iordan Hristov

Birdwatching trip in Bulgaria: sum up

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Another successful trip around Bulgaria just ended. We did a total of 1800 km around the whole diversity of habitats in the country. These include broad-leafed and conifer forests, marshes, lagoons, steppe, riverine forests and cliffs.…

New birdwatching trip around Bulgaria starts today

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Just started a new birdwatching trip around Bulgaria with a group of 11 British birdwatchers. The group members have a variety of expectations and keen to see local specialities. They arrived in Sofia in the late morning and we departed to our first birding stop.…

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: the end

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Well, the time for the end has come.It was the last day of our trip which we used for a transfer from our last destination to Sofia. En route we stopped to stretch our legs and added Yellowhammer to the list.…
White-winged and Whiskered Tern © Iordan Hristov

BirdID course in Bulgaria 2015: waterbirds

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Today my guests had their best day for the trip. It was going to be a day devoted to waterbirds. According to their words today we visited the best sites for the whole trip. The day was fairly quiet and we spend a lot of time birding rather then driving around.…