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winter bird watching trip

Winter bird watching: the end

And so the winter bird watching trip approaches its end. Today is our last morning. We had an early breakfast and off we went to search for our last Red breasted Geese. At breakfast time four Dalmatian Pelicans flew past suggesting it was going to be a great morning.…
Grey Partridge

Winter birdwatching: Long tailed Duck

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GreLThe day was fairly quiet. After we saw most of our target birds it will take us a lot to be impressed. This time we decided to have an earlier breakfast and leave by 8 a.m. So we did. We arrived at our first site for the day early enough.…
Seascape photography

Winter birdwatching: falcon

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Here we are already in the north where we shall spend the next two and a half days. We shall be birding around the lakes Shabla and Durankulak. Since our hotel is right on the coast I decided to get up a bit earlier before the group and take some seascape pictures.…

Winter birdwatching trip: otter

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The day started with pretty dark weather and not all of us joined the morning walk but they missed. There weren’t many birds around but we had two Otters swimming in the sea, three Slender-billed Gulls and a group of Whooper Swans flied over.…
winter bird watching trip

Winter birdwatching: red breasted goose

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oEaglesAnother wonderful day around Bourgas wetlands was rather productive. We started with another off season bird before we have had even breakfast. A bunch of chaffinches were sitting nicely on a branch of a Dog Rose bush but one of them looked a bit different on the mild morning light.…
Spotted Nutcracker close up

How to photograph Spotted Nutcracker?

Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes is a smart bird to photograph. I posted a series of Nutcracker images in January 2014 and opportunities for photographing Spotted Nutcracker in Bulgaria.…
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.…