birdwatching

This category includes birdwatching trips that I have guided for clients or have done by myself.

Butterfly photography

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I finally managed to go over some of my images from the past weeks. Since summer is better for butterflies rather than birds, last weekend I decided to go out for some more shots. Here are a few of the images. Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (male) Balkan Copper Lycaena candens (female) Large Tortoiseshell Nymphalis polychloros Marbled White Melanagria galathea…

Wallcreeper photography in Bulgaria

Wallcreepers are superb birds to observe and photograph. Unfortunately they are ever so difficult being either too high, or in too dark places. There is a traditional place in Bulgaria where I take my birdwatching and photography groups to at least this lovely bird.…

A day at lake Kerkini

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At the end of May, I spent a day at lake Kerkini with a group of British photographers. Here a few images from my trip there that I finally managed to select and post-process. Here is the description of the day that I posted during the trip. Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov Blue Chaser, copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron in a fight with Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill feeding young, copyright Iordan Hristov Great crested Grebe, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Great Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Red-rumped Swallow, copyright Iordan Hristov Spotted Fritillary Melitaea didyma, copyright Iordan Hristov Queen of Spain Fritillary Issoria lathonia, copyright Iordan Hristov Nettle tree butterfly Libythea celtis, copyright Iordan Hristov Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris Dragon Lily Dracunculus vulgaris Glossy Ibis, copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Grey Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov Little Egret, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Night Heron, Copyright Iordan Hristov Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Pygmy Cormorant, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, Grey Heron and Little Egret, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill chick, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov Spoonbill, copyright Iordan Hristov Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Squacco Heron, copyright Iordan Hristov Well I hope you have reached the end here 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it.…

Second national BirdID training: day 4 – the end

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The last day of the training was planned for the conifer forest. We collected tents and gear and down we went to a lovely track in the middle of a coniferous forest. En route we had more Nutcrackers, Bullfinches, Crossbills, Wren, Blackcap, Great-spotted Woodpecker and a group of 20+ Pallid Swifts that have bread under the gutter of a chalet by the car park.…

Second national BirdID training: day 3

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Day 3 from the training was under risk of heavy rain too. Today our group was larger since more people joined for the weekend. Today we wanted to go to a mountain shelter next to a lake called “Strashno ezero”.…

Second national BirdID training: day 2

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We woke up at 6 a.m. After the intense survey last week in Norway it was time to search for birds again. This time i wanted to show them to the participants in the BirdId training that I lead for the Bulgarian Society for the protection of birds and the Nord-Trondelag University college.…

The second national BirdID training in Bulgaria starts today: day 1

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The second national BirdID training starts today. It is organised by the Bulgarian society for the protection of birds and the Nord-Trondelag University College HiNT. The training is a part of the project for common bird monitoring and aims at preparing new participants in the monitoring scheme.…

Breeding bird survey in Norway: the end

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Leaving Tromso early in the morning revealed spectacular landscapes visible from the sky. It was magical. I would assume looking from space is even more beautiful. Have a look. image: Marina Hadzieva image: Marina Hadzieva image: Marina Hadzieva image: Marina Hadzieva…

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 14

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Route 1907 is the last one I had to survey. On the previous day we managed to find out that there is a trail leading to the first survey plot. If we hadn’t found that it would have been really difficult.…

Breeding bird survey in Norway: day 13

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We woke up full of enthusiasm to see the local bird life. Grabbed our staff and off we went to the north where our first survey point had to be. Walking was rather easy since there was very little vegetation and it wasn’t steep.…