Bulgaria

Birding trip: day 4

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Batak – Sofia – Slivnitsa We spent the day mostly traveling. We met at 7,30 for a pre-breakfast walk. Right outside the hotel car park i heard a familiar call. I could not believe it was the bird i could hear so waited for a few more repetitions and then the bird showed for a few seconds.…
birding trip

Birding trip day 3

route: Yagodina – Trigrad Gorge – Dospat – Batak The day was quite relaxed but at the same time we did feel rather exhausted. It did not include much traveling but all the emotions and coming in and out of the car did tire us up.…
birding trip

Birding trip day 2

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route: Plovdiv – Krichim – Devin – Yagodina The rain last night did not let us go out Scops owling but this morning we were determined to go out earlier. I picked up my guests and off we went on our way to the Rhodope mountains.…
Black-headed Bunting

New birding trip: day 1

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route: Sofia – Plovdiv – Pazardzhik – Plovdiv Birding trip today starts at 5,30. I start a new 5 day long birdwatching trip with a small group of 2 American birders. Our main areas will the Western Rhodope mountains and the wetlands around Sofia.…
Eastern Black-eared Wheatear oenanthe melanoleuca

Birdwatching trip around Bulgaria

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Birdwatching trip Birdwatching trip around just ended. I guided a group of 5 British birders for 9 days around the country. The result is a fantastic list of nearly 200 birds seen and/or heard.…
St Ivan Rilski Church

Landscape photography weekend

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Landscape photography The past few days were quite dynamic in terms of traveling, landscape photography and emotions. The national holiday of Bulgaria, March 3rd , gave us a few extra days in the middle of the week and a total of 4 days holiday:  Time enough to travel to further destinations.…
shapes and shades

Pobiti kamani

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Pobiti kamani area Pobitite kamani is a desert? Did you know that Europe has deserts? Well apparently it does. One in Spain called Tabernas Desert and one in Bulgaria called Pobiti Kamani.…
Sunset over Stob pyramids

Stob pyramids

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Landscape photography trip Stob pyramids are a majestic set of land formation situated only about an hour drive south of Sofia, Bulgaria. At the end of the road you start a walk along a track for about 40 minutes that takes you up to a wonderful panorama view.…
St.Nikolai monument

Cape Kaliakra sunrise

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Cape Kaliakra After welcoming the sunrise at Buzludzha peak we wanted to get another sunrise. This time it would be at Cape Kaliakra: 8 km long cape on the Northern Black sea coast. From the top of the mountain, we descended down tot he Black sea coast.…
Long-legged Buzzard

Bird photography hides test

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I just returned from testing two new photography hides for Eastern Imperial Eagle. Colleagues have been feeding the eagles weekly for a few months now and we had left a photo trap to follow the scene.…