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. At Durankulak we had the usual birds and only one Red-breasted Goose. Luckily it was fairly close so we had good views of it in a variety of settings. While enjoying it another little birdy turned up: a Stonechat. Not far from it turned up a Black Redstart which seems to overwinter more often. We spent some time enjoying the Red breasted Goose and drove around the lake. A subadult White tailed Eagle caused some chaos amongst the ducks on the lake. It was great to observe this majestic youngster trying to catch some Duck. On the lake we added a distant female Red-crested Pochard. It was time to go and we headed back to the hotel to get our luggage and head to the airport.
En route of our winter birdwatching trip we had some groups of Corn Buntings and a brief stop in an old woodland which produced a Middle spotted Woodpecker. Well, this is the last bird of the trip. We’ve got to go now.
Jeremy said ‘Thank you for your excellent guiding. Hope to do the Southern part of Bulgaria with you’. Both our guests and I think it was an excellent trip. We had a total of 125 bird species and 4 mammals during our winter bird watching trip.
Here is a checklist of the species seen:
|3||Great Crested Grebe|
|11||Great White Egret|
|65||Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon|
|72||Great Spotted Woodpecker|
|74||Middle Spotted Woodpecker|
|75||Lesser Spotted Woodpecker|
|101||Great Grey Shrike|