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Capercaillie workshop

Capercaillie workshop in Bulgaria

There are very few places where Wolves would howl right under the window of your room and bears will be sharpening their claws only a couple of meters away from you while you are asleep. It might be scary to some people but adventurous to others.…
the cup of Boyana waterfall

Boyana waterfall photography

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It was one of those days when I really wanted to go out and take some pictures. I considered several options but needed some sort of a light walk. I consulted a few sources and decided. It was going to be the Boyana Waterfall.…
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.…

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.…
Bewick's and Whooper Swans

Winter birdwatching: geese

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The day started at 7.30 with a pre-breakfast walk around the hotel. It was fairly quiet bird wise but there was a nice blue sky and Sun. We still managed to see some birds. Jeremy and Nick managed to see a Merlin and some Hawfinches and all of the group members added a Lesser spotted Woodpecker to the day list and the first Bramblings for the trip.…
Marsh Harrier

Winter birdwatching: pelicans

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Bulgaria in winter  – a birdwatching tour: 8-15 February 2015 by Spatia Wildlife  Arrival and day 1 This is a new trip that i will be guiding for Spatia Wildlife Bourgas wetlands A group of 3 birder from the UK and Germany arrived late in the evening on February 8th .…
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.…