European Bison or  Wisent 
Southern Rhodope Mountains, Near the ancient site of Tatul. (4,000 BC)

Black Stork

 Grey-headed Woodpecker
 Grey-headed Woodpecker

 This sheep dog has to have this piece of wood attached to stop it running. Testament to the power of the hunting community.

 Eurasian Jay
 Middle-spotted Woodpecker

 Black-crowned Night-heron
 Red-backed Shrike

 Woodchat Shrike


Another hot day in Bulgaria.

 I just hate it that these bugs are getting more action than I am.
European Doormouse.

Empusa fasciata Preying Mantis

Their beautiful call can be heard all day in the summer,

Grey Partridge

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier
Note 5 fingers

Red-footed Falcon

Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike

Great Reed-Warbler

Ferruginous Pochard

Whiskered Tern

Long-eared Owl
About 20 overwinter in the pine trees
above the childrens play area.

Little Grebe

Red-Footed Falcon

Long-eared Owl
Lesser Grey Shrike


Lesser Spotted Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Day three of my Virgil waiting for The Red-breasted Geese to arrive at Lake Shabla. So far Monty's and Marsh Harriers Merlin. Peregrine. Goshawk. Sparrowhark. White Tailed Eagle. This morning a flock of Fieldfare arrived and shortly after I saw my first Brambling of the year. Waiting isn't so bad. Some photos to follow.

B.S.P.B. Vulture Centre. Madjarova. A Great centre for a walking or birding holiday, it offers rooms good food and a wonderful atmosphere. 

The staff at Poda are hard working and have a wealth of knowledge that they take pleasure in sharing. Peter cleaning out the sluice,

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina

Crested Lark Galerida cristata

Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor

Eurasian Cuckoo
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina

Not a good photo but a lifer for me 
Little BitternArdeidae

Great Crested GrebePodicipedidae
Love in the Water

Black-headed BuntingFringillidae

Great White PelicanPelecanidae

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